Governor Kicks Off Legal Delaware Sports Betting

Governor Kicks Off Legal Delaware Sports Betting

June 05, 2018 11:37 AM


Governor John Carney officially placed the first single-game sports wager outside of Nevada at Delaware’s Dover Downs on Tuesday, just after 1:30 p.m., making the state the first since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, allowing states to offer full-fledged sports betting.

The governor, who had his choice of placing a bet on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, or auto racing, laid down $10 on the Philadelphia Phillies at the Chicago Cubs tonight.

The bet, which capped off a jovial press conference, was delayed a bit as Carney, who was beaming and brimming with enthusiasm, patted down all of his pockets before he located the $10 bill he had tucked away for the bet.

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