Gov. John Carney issued a statement May 14 on the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding sports gaming.
“We continue to review details of today’s opinion. But when the Supreme Court took this case last year, the Delaware Lottery began preparing for the possibility that the Court could overturn the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. In the coming days, the lottery office will consult with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office to more fully understand the details and impact of this decision on Delaware. Specifically, we will be looking at whether the opinion allows Delaware to offer full-scale sports gaming beyond parlay betting on National Football League games that was reinstituted in 2009. We believe that Delaware likely already has all necessary laws and regulations in place to implement full-scale sports gaming under the direction of the Delaware Lottery. If it is permissible under the opinion, full-scale sports gaming could be available at Delaware’s casinos before the end of June,” said Carney.