Leagues seek quick answer to sports betting appeal

    The NCAA, NFL and other pro sports leagues attempting to keep single sports betting from starting in Delaware September first have asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to fast track their case.

    The NCAA, NFL and other pro sports leagues attempting to keep single sports betting from starting in Delaware September first have asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to fast track their case.

    The leagues filed an appeal with the Third Circuit Friday after they were denied a preliminary injunction to stop Delaware’s single game scheme in U.S District Court in Delaware last week.

    Monday, the leagues asked the court to expedite hearing that appeal for an injunction, saying waiting until after September first for a ruling would cause them irreparable harm.

    The leagues want to keep Delaware from taking single game bets until their lawsuit challenging Delaware’s sports betting plan is heard.

    That trial is scheduled for December.

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