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Delaware Approves Sports Betting
Delaware Governor Jack Markell on Thursday signed legislation that will legalise sports betting in the state following passage of the bill through the state senate Tuesday. Markell signed the bill at Delaware Park, one of three Delaware racinos that from this autumn will become the only venues east of the Mississippi River to offer sports betting.
Having been approved by the state house last Friday (more), the bill was submitted to senate where senators voted to suspend the rules requiring the bill to be sent to committee for debate, instead debating the legislation in full chamber before voting 17-2 in favour.
With yesterday? signature from Gov. Markell, the state of Delaware may now offer bets on sporting events excluding those that involve a Delaware college or university, attracting tourism from neighbouring states and bringing in an estimated $55 million annually in tax receipts.
?y administration is looking forward to working with our business partners here at Delaware Park and at Dover Downs and Harrington to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible,?said Markell at the signing.
Gov. Markell also praised the leadership of both parties in the senate for acting so quickly to pass the legislation. "In particular, I want to thank Senator Deluca as the lead senate sponsor and the leadership in the house of representatives who came together to get us closer to meeting our budget challenges," he said.
William Rickman, President and Chief Executive of Delaware Park, added: ?e thank Governor Markell's Administration and the State Legislature for their support of sports betting and table games and we look forward to the quick implementation of both.
?he addition of sports betting and table games will enable Delaware Park to continue to enhance its entertainment value. By offering something no other East Coast venue has, we believe we will attract vital tourism dollars from the entire region, benefiting the entire State.?
Delaware Approves Sports Betting, Delaware Governor Jack Markell on Thursday signed legislation that will legalise sports betting