11 Questions with Gov. Jack Markell

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10. Betting on Amateur Athletics

RCS: One of the big differences between the NCAA and the NFL is a question of age. Obviously the NCAA is at least in some degree acting hypocritically by making a lot of money off of amateur athletes. Why does that make it okay for the State of Delaware to generate revenue off of sports gambling related to amateur athletes competition?

Gov. Markell: Well first of all, our bill would exclude betting on Delaware teams. I think really most of the betting would be in connection with the NFL. Some betting would be in connection with March Madness, which I think would probably be the bulk of the college wagering. That's part of the market of sports in this country. College sports are a very, very big business.

RCS Interviews Delaware Gov. Jack Markell



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