Delaware Set To Become First US State To Launch Sportsbetting Outside of Nevada
While many US states only started preparing legislation that would enable them to offer legal sports betting, the state of Delaware already passed legislation in 2009 that would permit them to allow wagering on sports except on those involving Delaware-based teams.
With this in mind Gov. John Carney announced today that Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino will start offering single-games sports betting on June 5 which will make Delaware the first state outside of Nevada to offer single-game wagering.
According to Carney,” 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. We’re hopeful that this will bring even more visitors into Delaware to see firsthand what our state has to offer.”
To ensure that state casinos are fully able to offer sports betting the state has also issued a how-to-guide on sports betting through the Delaware Lottery. In addition all casino staff at Delaware’s three casino have been trained in preparation for the launch according to Secretary of the Delaware Department of Finance Rick Geisenberger.
In terms of what will be available, Delaware will include single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, and auto racing. As of now it seems that sports betting will only be available at land casinos with no online or mobile option as of yet.