How It Felt To Book Delaware’s First Sports BetBy David G. Schwartz, ForbesJune 11, 2018 at 10:25 amOn Tuesday, a lifelong Philly sports fan placed a $10 bet on the Phillies to beat the Cubs. Why is this newsworthy? Because the fan placing the bet was Delaware was the state’s governor, John Carney, and when he made that wager at Dover Downs racetrack and casino, he was placing the first legal single-game sports bet outside of Nevada. And, it turns out, one of the people behind that bet has a long personal history with Dover Downs.Governor Carney’s bet came just over three weeks after the Supreme Court struck down 1992’s Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act (PASPA), which made it illegal for states that did not already have sports wagering to license and regulate it, effectively closing the door to the expansion of sports betting outside of Nevada.In the wake of PASPA’s repeal, many states have made their intentions to start taking legal bets clear. But Delaware was the first to act on its intentions. But it’s been a long struggle to taking that first bet, something that William Hill US CEO Joe Asher, who started in the betting business at Wilmington’s Brandywine Raceway at the age of 16, knows better than anybody.