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House OKs retooled sports betting plan

Updated: May 8, 2009, 11:56 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A reworked sports betting bill passed the Delaware House of Representatives early Friday, greatly improving the odds that the First State will become the only state east of the Mississippi to allow legal gambling on sporting events.

An earlier version of the bill that would have authorized sports betting fell two votes short of a needed three-fifths majority on Tuesday. But the proposal, backed by Gov. Jack Markell as a means to address the state's fiscal crisis, was amended to address ...

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