Delaware legalizes gambling on NFL Games – the National Football League Opposes

Delaware has passed a law that will allow single-event betting on NFL games.  Currently, only Nevada allows betting on the NFL, a practice the NFL itself has strongly opposed. The law is set to be in effect by the beginning of this years NFL season, but court challenges could hold up the process.  An online article explains:

The state of Delaware intends to allow single-event betting on NFL games beginning with the start of the 2009 season Sept. 10, but court challenges from sports leagues could delay the plan.

Delaware lawmakers have not ruled out allowing wagering on other pro and college sports. U.S. leagues and the NCAA have long opposed sports betting but have withheld legal action against Delaware’s plan pending the state’s decision on specifics.

For now, Delaware’s three track-based casinos would be the only places where sports betting is allowed.

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