Appeals court blocks Delaware's sports betting plan
A federal appeals court today blocked Delaware's bid to open sports betting Sept 1.
A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided that Delaware's plans violate a 1992 federal ban on sports gambling.
The professional leagues and the NCAA sued Delaware in June, but the case is not scheduled to be heard until December. The leagues asked the court for an emergency injunction to halt the betting.
Delaware is one of four states that had sports gambling prior to a federal b ...
Aug 25, 2009, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware legalizes sports betting
Table games are next; Maryland lawmakers worried
Standing in front a screen displaying lines for the NFL, NBA and MLB, Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino.
After signing the legislation Markell said his administration looks forward to working with the state's three racinos to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible.
There is tremendous interest in the sports lottery t ...
May 15, 2009, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware House passes sports betting bill
The Delaware House has passed a sports betting bill that failed to win approval earlier this week.
After hours of closed-door negotiations, lawmakers convened early Friday morning to rescind Tuesday's roll call and vote on a revised bill, which won overwhelming approval.
The vote came after several hours of talks between Gov. Jack Markell and his staff and Republican and Democratic leaders in the House.
The proposed sports lottery and the money it would bring are key components in Marke ...
May 8, 2009, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets will share $174M Powerball lottery jackpot
Tickets sold in Delaware, Pennsylvania
Two tickets for the Powerball game Saturday night one sold in Delaware and the other in Pennsylvania matched all five numbers plus the Powerball drawn to win a share of the top prize.
The winning tickets will share a jackpot prize of $174.4 million, or $87.2 million each.
The winning numbers 3-16-20-42-58, Powerball: 7 were drawn in Orlando, Florida last night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Power Play number was 5.
The jackpot has been build ...
Mar 1, 2009, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Winning numbers chosen in Delaware Lottery's Raffle
The winning numbers for the Delaware Lottery's third annual Raffle game were selected in a special drawing today.
The winning number for the $250,000 grand prize is 00012370. The five winning numbers for the $25,000 prizes are 00006502, 00018933, 00043080, 00071835, and 00075141.
There were 250 winning numbers that paid $500 apiece as well. The full list of winning numbers can be seen on Lottery Post's Delaware Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/de).
The 100,000 tickets s ...
Dec 31, 2008, 6:22 pm - Lottery News forum
New Year's Eve lottery raffles from around the USA
In addition to celebrating the new year last night, lottery players from around the United States were checking their raffle tickets to see if they would start 2008 as a new millionaire.
Raffle-style lottery drawings were held in several states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. (Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania drew their raffles a couple days ago.)
Jan 1, 2008, 10:25 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware Lottery publishes winner pictures -- sort of
To make the point, while still showing a real winner behind the story, the lottery takes the winners' pictures, but has each winner hold up a mask over their face.
With a busy month of August, including sixteen people winning prizes of $10,000 or more, the Delaware Lottery has a lot of anonymous pictures to take. The result is a collage that could make even the stodgiest of us chuckle ...
Sep 6, 2007, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum
First Ca$hola jackpot win in Delaware
A Dover woman won $318,770 on a penny slot machine at Dover Downs Hotel Casino.
Ingrid Karas won the jackpot Tuesday on the multistate game Ca$hola.
It was the first Ca$hola win in Delaware and the second-highest jackpot at the casino, according to a news release from Dover Downs.
The game also is played in Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Karas, a retired telephone operator, moved to Delaware from Long Island, N.Y, four years ago.
Former Ohio schoolteacher becomes Ca$hola millio ...
Jul 12, 2007, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum
Widow recounts slaying of CT Lottery chief in new book
Delaware native Denise Brown has always enjoyed writing, but becoming a published author has been a bittersweet journey for the 47-year-old.
Although she's glad that her memoir, The Unspeakable, is available to readers, she would've preferred that there had never been a need to write it.
That's because her memoir, released last month by the University of Delaware Press, is about the minutes, hours, days and years following the violent death of her husband, Otho R. Ott Brown in 1998.
Feb 13, 2007, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Video gambling a cash cow even for smaller states
Surveying West Virginia's rural neighborhoods, where most people lack broadband access to the Internet, you would never guess the state is a lottery cash cow.
That is until you drove by the racetracks that dot major population centers.
There you would see crowds of people shoving streams of dollars into buzzing and blinking video lottery terminals the reason this small state, with one of the country's lowest per-capita incomes is home to one of the most lucrative lotteries in the natio ...
Jan 30, 2007, 8:09 pm - Lottery News forum