Sport: A Wedge for Wagering

There is one in every office: the guy with the shoebox and slips of paper who organizes the football betting pool. His species could be about to become extinct in Delaware, however, where the first legalized betting on professional football games began last week. Like many other states, Delaware is strapped for funds and has turned to state-run sports gambling as a new source of revenue. But unlike other states, which have limited matters to local horse tracks, punters in Delaware are being invited to put their money on fellows in shoulder pads running up and down gridirons all over the...

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