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Delaware / State Football Lottery #247892

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 1976
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(Studio) Delaware legalizes betting on professional football.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Wilmington, DE) Illegal gambling on professional sports estimated by Justice Department at $20 billions year Delaware 1st state to okay betting on professional football. [Director, Delaware lottery, Peter SIMMONS - describes lottery.] Delaware income noted. NFL (National Football League) unable to get temporary restraining order. [NFL attorney G. Norman VEASEY - speaks against Delaware action.] In NYC legal off-track betting on horse racing established. [New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation chairperson, Paul SCREVANE - favors legalized gambling.] NFL (National Football League) to take Delaware to court to stop lottery.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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