Sports betting in Delaware gets a green light
Delaware just became the favorite in the Mid-Atlantic — if not the nation — to become the first state with a full-scale sports gaming operation outside of Nevada.
Gov. John Carney's administration and Attorney General Matt Denn's office on Thursday announced they have found no legal obstacles that would prevent Delaware from offering single-game betting — clearing the way for a full roll out in the coming weeks.
State officials have not given an exact start date but sources familiar with the state's gaming industry say Delaware's three casinos could begin accepting bets in the first week of June.
"We're starting training next week," state Finance Secretary Rick Geisenberger said. "Our hope is to get that complete next week and then it's a question of testing software. But this will be a conversation with the casinos and we'll start when we're ready and they're ready."