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Del. Lawmaker Says Time is Right for Sports Betting

Rep. William A. Oberle Jr. Rep. William A. Oberle Jr.

02/19/2007

DOVER (AP/WBOC)- With nearby states adopting slot machine gambling, at least one state lawmaker says Delaware must go them one better and approve sports betting.

State Rep. William A. Oberle Jr., R-Beechers Lot, has been pushing the idea for years and says now is the time for the state to take action.

The arrival of slots in Pennsylvania- and their possible arrival soon in Maryland- is expected to deprive Delaware of some of the yearly windfall its been getting from the machines since they were legalized in 1995.

Oberle intends to introduce legislation this spring to establish sports betting. Delaware is one of only four states exempt from a federal ban on sports betting. The others are Nevada, Oregon and Montana.

  

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