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Sports betting now legal in Delaware

Updated: May 14, 2009, 1:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware became the only state east of the Mississippi River to allow betting on sports after the governor signed the legislation.

Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill into law Thursday.

Officials say they expect to have sports betting running in three months and table games such as poker, blackjack, craps and roulette in play in no more than six months.

The sports lottery is key to Markell's plan to address a projected shortfall of more than $600 ...

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