US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports gambling case

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The US Supreme Court is taking up a sports betting case that could have wide-ranging impact on Delaware. New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bans states from authorizing sports gambling. Currently the 4 states that allow sports gambling—Nevada, Montana, Oregon and Delaware– were grandfathered in due to state laws on the books before the federal law was enacted. If the Supreme Court sides with New Jersey, a chunk of change could disappear from Delaware coffers, as its estimated 70 percent of the remaining states would legalize sports betting.