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Delaware becomes first state (outside of Nevada) to allow sports betting

Delaware Gov.John Carney (D) holds a $10 bill he used to place the first bet at Dover Downs Casino on Tuesday in Dover, Delaware.
Delaware Gov.John Carney (D) holds a $10 bill he used to place the first bet at Dover Downs Casino on Tuesday in Dover, Delaware. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Delaware became the first state outside of Nevada to legally allow sports betting on Tuesday — just three weeks after the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that outlawed the practice.

What's next: New Jersey legislators will vote on a measure this week to allow the state to engage in legalized sports betting. Pennsylvania is also expected to follow suit.