Delaware passes sports betting bill

NFL counters betting on sports is a game of skill

by , May 13, 2009 | 9:47 am

The Delaware legislature passed a bill allowing sports gambling to return to the state on Tuesday. Governor, Jack Markell will be signing the legislation later this week. Delaware is one of 4 states (Oregon, Nevada and Montana being the others) that were exempt from a 1992 federal law that banned gambling on sports.

The NFL, unsurprisingly, filed a brief with the Delaware Supreme Court against the bill. Their reasoning for blocking the bill is surprising; because they state that sports betting is a game of skill, while Delaware state law states that only games of chance are allowed. Could they be unknowingly opening the door to allow all sorts of gambling on games of skill, such as poker?

2 Comments to “Delaware passes sports betting bill ”

  1. Santa Claus

    Just wanted to thank you guys for switching things up to remind everybody that Christmas is only 7.5 months away! I’m always watching ….

  2. scott diamond

    Santa Claus,

    Can you bring my present early this year? I just need it starting on May 27th….or by day 1d…Thank you santa..

    I believe …I believe..