Expect a packed courtroom Monday morning when the 3rd Circuit takes up an emergency injunction request brought by all of the major professional sports leagues -- baseball, football, basketball and hockey -- to challenge Delaware's soon-to-be-launched sports lottery. At issue in the appeal is whether Delaware's proposed lottery -- currently set to start in three casinos Sept. 10, when football season opens -- violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992.
For Delaware Sports Lottery, It's Game Time
The Legal Intelligencer
August 21, 2009