Bettors in the First State will still have to call their bookie to place an illegal wager after a sports-betting-legalization bill failed to pass.
A bill that would have allowed sports betting in the First State fell short Tuesday night.
The bill needed to clear a two-thirds majority vote in the Delaware House of Representatives. The bill fell two votes short with 23 votes in favor, 15 against and three abstentions, according to ESPN.com.
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Delaware is one of the few state's that could bring back legal professional sports betting because of a grandfather clause.