Delaware is taking full advantage of a Supreme Court ruling stating that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional, allowing all states to conduct full-scale sports betting.
The state generated over $300,000 in bets on Tuesday, the first day the state allowed full-scale sports gambling. It's probable that this figure will rise on days where the NBA Finals or Stanley Cup Final occur.
"For us, it's really an enhancement of our tourism industry," Delaware governor John Carney said to ESPN's David Purdum on Tuesday. "It will attract a lot of visitors to our state, particularly at this time of year, during the summer, coming to our beautiful beaches south of here. They come here and stop at the casinos and do slot machine and table gaming. This will be another opportunity for them."
Carney placed a $10 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Chicago Cbs on Tuesday, which they did, 6-1.
Delaware became the first state to offer full-scale sports betting outside of Nevada and it's possible that other states will follow suit after the Supreme Court ruling was delivered in May.