After a losing decision from a panel of judges from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, the state of Delaware is now petitioning for its case to be heard by the entire Court, and not just by a smidgeon of judges.
The request comes two weeks after a three-judge Circuit Court panel in Philadelphia ruled Delaware’s sports-betting plan violated federal law. The ruling limited Delaware to allowing parlay betting on NFL games only. That wagering, which requires bettors to correctly predict the outcomes of at least three games, was launched at the state’s three horse racing track-based casinos last Thursday, the day the NFL regular season began. via.
Seven of the Court’s 12 judges must approve the petition…wait a second, seven of twelve?! How many judges does a federal circuit need? Are there even 12 people that live in the state of Delaware? But honestly, it’s ridiculous that you can bet on anything in Nevada, but you can’t bet anywhere else. It’s like Jack in the Box serving breakfast all day, but nobody else does. Although I’m not sure what Taco Bell would ever serve for breakfast, aside from day-old flan and a bottle of tequila.