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Judge sets date for Del. betting trial

Leagues' early action to block sports betting from Delaware denied

Updated: August 5, 2009, 8:08 PM ET
By Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine

The NFL season is a month away and at Delaware racetracks in Dover and Wilmington and Harrington workers are carving out areas that look a little like Vegas sports books.

But after the four pro leagues and the NCAA filed a federal lawsuit last week to block Delaware from taking any sports betting action this fall, the question was, would anyone be using the new locations?

The answer, at least for now, is yes.

This afternoon, Judge Gregory Sleet announced that the trial ...

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