The latest high school, college and professional sports news in the Delaware region, including Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers. Sports betting got its final go-ahead in the state Senate Tuesday evening after a brief debate on the floor. The bill passed with a vote of 17-2 and now heads to Gov. Jack Markell, who said he will sign it in the coming days. No changes were made to the compromise proposal that cleared the House. The country’s major sports associations filed a complaint July 24 in U.S. District Court in an attempt to prevent gambling on sports in Delaware. Kenneth J. Nachbar, a Wilmington attorney representing all five sports associations, said he plans to file a preliminary injunction early this week to prevent the state from “conducting a lottery beyond what it did in 1976.” Delaware Sports Betting 101: What You Need to Know Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Delaware will become the only state east of the continental divide where you can legally wager on a single pro The tea leaves read 6-3 in favor of New Jersey’s stance, which would be the beginning of the end for Delaware’s stranglehold on sports betting east of the Rockies.
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