Phillies: First legal sports gambling wager in Delaware placed on club

DOVER, DE - JUNE 5: Delaware Governor John Carney holds a $10 bill he used to place the first bet at Dover Downs Casino on June 5, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Delaware is the first state to launch legal sports betting since the Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE - JUNE 5: Delaware Governor John Carney holds a $10 bill he used to place the first bet at Dover Downs Casino on June 5, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Delaware is the first state to launch legal sports betting since the Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) /
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Sports gambling has arrived and the Phillies helped make history

With the Supreme Court lifting a national ban on sports gambling states are opening sports books as quick as possible. In the state of Delaware, the first official bet was placed prior to first pitch of the Phillies/Cubs game by none other than the Governor of Delaware, John Carney.

As most fans in the Delaware Valley would hope to see, the Governor put down the first official bet in the history of Delaware on the Phillies money line to beat the Cubs on the road. The first-term governor bet $10 with a large smile on his face as he shook the hands of the people behind the counter.

According to our partners at SBR Odds the Cubs were overwhelming favorites entering the ballgame with the money line 30 minutes before first pitch at +186 Phillies and -203 Cubs. Essentially if you bet $100 on the Phillies then you’d win $186, and you’d have to bet $203 on the Cubs to win $100.

Right now the Governor is looking good with his $10 bet with the Phillies up 5-0 after the fourth inning. Nick Williams started the scoring with a two-run home run, and three more runs came across in the third thanks to a bases-loaded walk, sacrifice fly, and fielders choice, courtesy of Kyle Hendricks.

Phillies starter Zach Eflin has gone five shutout innings in a bounce-back start after having three consecutive games where he didn’t pitch out of the fifth.

Here are the lines across baseball, courtesy of our partners at Sportsbook Review Odds.

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