Delaware might have pulled in front of New Jersey in the race to become the first to take advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling and offer full-scale, legal sports betting.
Delaware governor John Carney said that state officials have found no legal obstacles preventing the state from expanding its current NFL parlay system and offering a complete menu of sports betting options, including professional and college sports.
"Following Monday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and consultation with the Delaware Attorney General's Office, we are confident that Delaware has the legal and regulatory authority to authorize sports gaming in Delaware," the department of finance said in a release on Thursday. "The Delaware Lottery has had plans in place for months, and we will begin training lottery and casino staff early next week. We will continue to provide public updates as we prepare to launch full-scale sports gaming in Delaware next month."