Sports bet bill costs Delaware House Majority Leader

May 12, 2009 5:08 PM
by Ray Poirier | In addition to being a hard-working politician, Delaware House Majority Leader Peter Schwartzkopf was security director at the Delaware State Fair.

It was a nice cushy job that Schwartzkopf had held for six summers. But that came to an abrupt end last week when the top Democrat threw his support behind sports betting for Delaware.

Whoa, cried the operators of Harrington Raceway, a slots facility that opposes the sports betting bill that Schwartzkopf sponsored.

No reason for the dismissal was given but few believed one was necessary.