Del. targets leagues' ties to gambling

August 13, 2009 10:30:28 AM PDT
Delaware officials says professional sports leagues and the NCAA may be pushing for a quick court ruling on the state's sports betting plan because they don't want their own ties to gambling known. The leagues have asked for a quick appeals court ruling on a federal judge's denial of an injunction that would have barred sports betting from starting with football season early next month.

In denying the injunction, the judge noted that several professional sports teams have ties to casinos.

In a court filing late Wednesday, attorneys for the state suggest that the leagues may be pushing for an expedited appeal because they don't want a complete record developed on how they are profiting from sports gambling.

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