Leagues expected to seek halt to DE sports betting

July 26, 2009 11:28:31 AM PDT
Lawyers for the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA are expected to seek an injunction this week to stop Delaware from implementing sports betting. The court action could provide details about the strategy of the leagues and the state's defense.

The five groups sued Delaware Friday, saying Delaware's sports betting plan would irreparably harm professional and amateur sports, creating suspicion that games were influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued a statement saying sports betting plan will create jobs and help pay for government services.

The suit was filed by Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, NHL and the NCAA.

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