Markell Responds to Court of Appeals Opinion

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WILMINGTON – Gov. Jack Markell issued the following statement Monday in response to the release of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ written opinion regarding the Delaware sports lottery:

“While we are disappointed the decision does not provide the flexibility we had hoped for, Delaware is still the only state east of the Rocky Mountains that can offer a legal sports lottery on NFL football,” Markell said. “We continue to believe this is an opportunity to create jobs and generate revenue to help us keep teachers in the classroom, police on the street and maintain other core commitments of state government. The state’s attorneys are reviewing today’s written opinion from the Court of Appeals and we will be discussing our legal options with them.”