Appeals court rules against Delaware sports betting

A decision by a federal appeals court on Monday blocks single-game sports betting at three racetracks in Delaware. The court agreed with arguments made by four major professional sports leagues that claimed the plan for single-game betting violated federal law. Meanwhile, the state's three casinos say they will offer some type of sports betting but note that the ruling will have a negative effect on revenue. Gov. Jack Markell noted disappointment with the decision, but said, "The state still has the legal authority to offer a sports lottery of parlays involving professional football games, which is a competitive advantage for our three racinos."

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