Scientific Games Corporation has offered congratulations to the Delaware Lottery, the first US lottery to expand to full-scale sports betting following the SCOTUS ruling on PASPA. Delaware’s governor John Carney placed the first legal sports wager outside of Nevada at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book on Tuesday this week.

“As Delaware is known as ‘The First State’, it’s appropriate they were first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. We are proud to support the Delaware Lottery’s long history of industry firsts, and thrilled to be their trusted provider of an integrated sports betting program serving both casinos and lottery retailers across the state,” said Pat McHugh, senior vice president, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games.

Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery, commented: “In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA, we have been working with our long time sports providers Scientific Games and William Hill, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games.”

Since 2009, Scientific Games has managed an integrated sports betting program through Delaware Lottery retailers and casino sports books, working with William Hill and Stadium Technology Group. The programme has grown the Delaware Lottery’s sports betting revenues from $10m to more than $46m across a network of land-based casinos and lottery retailers in the state.