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Full-scale sports betting coming to Delaware on June 5

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Gov. John Carney on Thursday announced that full-scale sports betting will launch at all three casinos in the state on Tuesday, June 5.

Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional football, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer and auto racing.

“Delaware has all necessary legal and regulatory authority to move forward with a full-scale sports gaming operation, and we look forward to next week’s launch,” said Gov. John Carney. “We’re hopeful that this will bring even more visitors into Delaware to see firsthand what our state has to offer.”

Carney made the announcement following a determination by the Delaware Department of Finance that a Supreme Court ruling had cleared the way for sports betting. The May 14 effectively overturned the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.

Delaware Lottery has released a “how-to-bet guide” for SportsPick, the main sports betting product in Delaware.

“We have worked closely with Delaware’s three casinos to train lottery and casino staff in preparation for a launch of expanded sports betting, and Delaware is prepared to move forward,” said Rick Geisenberger, secretary of the Delaware Department of Finance, which oversees the Delaware Lottery. “We will continue to provide public updates and additional information through the Delaware Lottery ahead of next week’s launch.”

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