Aug

21

Delaware Sports Betting Dealt Legal Blow

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Supreme Court.

In issuing its opinion, the panel said the parties involved have 14 days to seek a review of its ruling.

A federal appeals court on Monday dealt another body blow to Delaware’s plans for a new sports betting lottery, saying it must be limited to parlay bets on professional football games.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. “The law is what Congress enacts, not what its members say on the floor.”

That lottery allowed only parlay bets, which means bettors had to pick the winners of at least three separate NFL games in a single wager.

© 2009 The Associated Press. The court said it interpreted language that exempted Delaware from a 1992 federal ban on sports gambling — known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — as precluding any type of betting beyond what it had offered in a failed National Football League lottery in 1976.

Kenneth Nachbar, an attorney who represented professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association in challenging Delaware’s plan, did not immediately respond to messages left by telephone and e-mail.

Attorneys for Delaware argued that the word “scheme” did not refer specifically to the 1976 parlay betting, or even the NFL, but to any sports lottery under state control. Frommer

State officials had said previously that they would wait for the panel’s opinion before deciding whether they would ask for a review by the full court or the U.S. He had no immediate comment.

The language allows those states to offers sports betting but only “to the extent that the scheme was conducted by that state….”

In its opinion, the court, as did attorneys for both sides, focused on language in the 1992 federal that exempted Delaware and three other states that had previously offered sports wagering.

The court rejected that argument, asserting in a footnote that Delaware’s attorneys had “cherry-picked” certain statements in the legislative history of the 1992 federal law to bolster their case.

“This case is a perfect illustration of the well-known admonition that what individual legislators say a statute will do, and what the language of the statute provides, may be far apart indeed,” Hardiman wrote, citing a 2005 ruling by the 3rd Circuit. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. “It is also undisputed that no single-game betting was ‘conducted’ by Delaware in 1976, or at any other time during the time period that triggers the PASPA exception.”

The news came as another disappointment to state officials, who seemed to accept that single-game wagering was disallowed, but hoped that betting would not be limited to professional football.

Joe Rogalsky, a spokesman for Gov. Circuit Court of Appeals declared last week that Delaware’s sports betting plan, which included single-game bets and wagering on a variety of professional and collegiate sports, violated federal law but it did not expressly say why.

On Monday, the panel outlined its reasoning in a 23-page opinion. By Associated Press Writer Frederic J. All Rights Reserved. Jack Markell, was unaware that the court had issued its opinion until being contacted by The Associated Press.

. They also argued that as long as sports betting in general was authorized, even if some games were not specifically “conducted” before the ban, the state was free to expand beyond NFL parlays into single games and other sports.

“Thus, any effort by Delaware to allow wagering on athletic contests involving sports beyond the NFL would violate PASPA,” Judge Thomas Hardiman wrote for the court Get More Info

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Aug

20

Place your bets at Monmouth Park? A lot less did this year

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The track held a similar 58-day meet last year.

Sports betting also has been strongly opposed by the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA, who feel it would damage the integrity of the games and lead to a higher incidence of game-fixing.

Monmouth Park held live racing from Saturday through Monday and again hosted the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival this year, but attendance was down to approximately 42,000. “The future is a circuit where we’re not all running against each other and all the tracks are better off. Last year, attendance was more than 60,000.

Bettors wagered $2,264,176 at the track last year. That’s down from more than $15 million last year.

The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/280cqLk) that attendance and wagering were down big at the Oceanport racetrack over the three-day holiday weekend compared to last year.. (AP) — It was a rough Memorial Day weekend for Monmouth Park.

Monmouth Park also has been very involved in efforts to bring legal sports betting to New Jersey. But the state’s efforts have been stymied by a 1992 federal law that restricted sports betting to Nevada, the only state to allow betting on individual games, and three others that had approved limited multigame parlay pools.

“There’s a horse shortage; all tracks are suffering the same things we are right now,” Drazin said. The tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region need to figure out a way to share the horse colony.”

Attendance and betting have fallen at New Jersey’s racetracks in recent years, and many officials and some lawmakers have strongly supported calls to add casinos and other expanded gambling opportunities.

With Monmouth Park getting around 20 cents on every dollar wagered on-site, that means the track saw about $149,000 less in revenue this year.

Monmouth Park adviser Dennis Drazin says the decision not to allow a casino there and a shortage of horses in the Mid-Atlantic region is hurting the track, which is hosting a 57-day meet this year with live racing held on weekends and holidays. But on-track handle fell to $1,519,687 this season, a decrease of 32.8 percent.

There was $7,752,605 bet on races at Monmouth Park from bettors across the country this year.

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Aug

19

“Parlay-Mania” Starts at Delaware Park with Opening of Delaware Park Race and Sports Book

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today, Chuck Rudd of Newark, Delaware, approached the counter

at the newly opened Delaware Park Race and Sports Book and did something

that isn’t legal anywhere else east of the Rockies–he placed a bet on

NFL games.

Delaware Park offers parlay sports betting (parlay cards and

off-the-board parlays) on NFL games in the ultimate gaming facility,

featuring state-of-the-art, floor-to-ceiling video screens with displays

of sporting events throughout the nation and a board with updated

information. For more information on parlay sports betting at Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com.

Delaware Park (www.delawarepark.com),

along with the other two Delaware casinos, recently gained approval to

offer parlay sports betting on NFL games and with his $20 wager on the

Eagles, Ravens and Colts, Rudd became the first person to make a sports

wager at the casino’s state-of-the-art sports book.

“In the last week, the excitement has been building,” Fasy said during

today’s press conference. The entire staff at Delaware Park has

worked hard to ensure we provide the very best atmosphere and customer

service for our guests to watch and wager on NFL games.”

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At 10 a.m. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and

the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line

on I-95 at exit 4B. “We think NFL fans will embrace parlay sports

betting. For more information on Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com

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About Delaware Park

“It feels good to be the first bettor,” said Rudd, who stands to pocket

$110 if his selected teams win. In fact, with all the inquiries we have been getting, we have

started calling it, Parlay-Mania. Parlay bets are accepted on a minimum of three NFL games. “As a sports fan, I never thought sports

betting would be legalized outside Nevada, but it’s a great new offering

to bring to the state of Delaware that will give citizens an exciting

new entertainment option.”

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Parlay cards will be available in the Delaware Park Race and Sports Book

area each Thursday by noon.

Bill Fasy, president of Delaware Park, hosted a press conference to mark

the opening and said he is optimistic that parlay sports betting will be

popular with sports fans.

Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests live

seasonal thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting from around the

globe, nearly 3,000 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, one

of only three sports parlay betting venues on the East Coast and White

Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world class 18-hole championship

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