Three Casinos In Delaware Now Accepting Sports Wagers


However, GAN has moved to allay concerns over the matter, saying that it has investigated the issue with its clients and does not now expect any impact on its plans to launch sports betting.

"I want sports betting", Murphy said during a news conference in New Brunswick.

"Our fans over the age of 21 can enjoy wagering on their favorite driver when they are here during the NASCAR playoff run this fall".

Dover Downs casino workers took in 36 bets within the first 20 minutes of legal wagering.

During negotiations over the bill on Thursday, legislators also put in place provisions that will allow some casinos in the state to offer sports betting despite some of their owners having stakes in professional sports teams. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later", but gave himself no timetable to act on a bill to legalize it.

DE was the first state to legalize full-scale sports betting, including single-game wagers, since the Supreme Court's decision that states, not the federal government, should determine whether it is legal.

NY might not be too far behind New Jersey, Overmyer reported. Phil Murphy will sign it. The development comes after last month's landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down the federal law banning wagering on sports teams, and days after DE became the first state other than Nevada to start offering Las Vegas-style wagering.

"We're excited that this happened", said Dennis Drazen, an official for Monmouth Park.

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On May 15, Monmouth Park racetrack voiced its plans to begin taking wagers on sporting events starting May 28, two weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling allowed states to make their own regulations on the subject. The state's casinos and racetracks would be able to offer sports betting once the governor signs the bill. It would benefit the Borgata and three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment. The track has loudly wanted to begin taking bets Friday.

The projection is based on an assumption that 28 percent of the state's population will bet on sports and on the 8.5 percent tax rate on gross revenues from in-person wagering.

The High Court justices spent years reviewing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibited states from authorizing, licensing, regulating and controlling sports gambling.

Former state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who led the fight for sports betting for eight years, predicted it will help turn around Atlantic City, where casino gambling had been in decline. A clause to allow the Golden Nugget to participate was added to the bill Thursday.

That would have affected the Golden Nugget, which is owned by Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

New Jersey's proposed sports betting law is heading down to the wire.

Despite the desire of Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks to begin taking bets Friday morning, it's uncertain when the Democratic governor will let them. States are now free to pass laws legalizing gambling. He previously voiced support for sports betting before the details of an actual bill were written.