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Delaware Will Become The First New State To Offer Sports Betting On Tuesday


USA TODAY- Delaware will be the first new state to offer sports betting following the nationwide legalization of such wagering, Gov. John Carney announced in a news release Thursday. Sports wagering will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at three locations, a move that comes after the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) on May 14. Delaware beats other states like New Jersey, Mississippi and West Virginia that sought to offer full-scale sports wagering like Nevada, which had a waiver under PASPA to take such bets.

“Delaware has all necessary legal and regulatory authority to move forward with a full-scale sports gaming operation, and we look forward to next week’s launch,” Carney said in a news release. “We’re hopeful that this will bring even more visitors into Delaware to see firsthand what our state has to offer.” Delaware has offered parlay NFL wagering via partial exemption under PASAP for about a decade.

Bettors will be able to bet on single-game and future betting on MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA along with soccer, golf, and auto racing starting next week at Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino, according to a news release.

What a move by Governor (and not former NFL kicker, I think?) John Carney! I don’t know when the next election is, but he has to have ensured at least another *Googles how long Governor terms are* four years in office, right? Everyone was sucking New Jersey’s proverbial dick for being the driving force that got sports betting legalized. But ol’ J-Car pulled an okey doke on Dirty Jersey, cut through all the red tape and will have Delaware ready to accept sports bets of all kinds before anyone else on the East coast. During beach season no less! I can’t think of a quicker way to make your state a shit ton of money than capitalizing on degenerate dads that are planning out where to take their family this summer as football fever grips the country while also giving your state a more interesting Welcome sign.


Okay to be fair, I always think that Delaware is the smallest state and Rhode Island is the first state. Being the first state is pretty bad ass. But still, home of sports betting definitely trumps tax-free shopping. Plus their unofficial state motto just hit the ol’ upgrade meme button as well.

Don’t let Delaware get hot, baby!