Delaware to launch full-scale sports betting on June 5
Delaware will be the first state to launch full-scale legalized sports betting since the Supreme Court ruling on May 14, with all three casinos in the region set to allow wagers to be taken beginning June 5.
A statement obtained by A.J. Perez of USA Today said the state's Department of Finance and Attorney General's Office determined there are no legal issues prohibiting sports betting. Delaware will offer wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, and auto racing.
The move follows the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, allowing states to determine whether they want to sanction legalized sports gambling.
Delaware is one of the few states that already offered sports gambling of some form, allowing parlays.
With the Supreme Court initially ruling in favor of New Jersey, many expected that state to be the first to offer full-scale betting. However, a couple of snags in the process have allowed Delaware to jump the line.
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