WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation in Congress that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.
The measures are aimed at reversing a 2011 decision by Attorney General Eric Holder that a 1961 law used in recent years to curb Internet gambling only barred sports betting. The bills introduced Wednesday would broaden the prohibition to where it stood before Holder's ruling.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A reconfiguration of the revenue sharing plan for Delaware's gambling industry could be among the recommendations made by a commission examining how to address competition from neighboring states.
Lawmakers established the lottery and gaming commission earlier this year to examine the competitive marketplace facing Delaware's gambling industry. The panel, which met Wednesday, faces a Jan. 31 deadline for reporting findings and recommendations to the governor and General Assembly.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of a state panel looking at Delaware's gambling industry amid increasing competition from neighboring states is reviewing a report on the feasibility of allowing more casinos in Delaware.
Lawmakers established the lottery and gaming commission earlier this year to examine the competitive marketplace facing Delaware's gambling industry. The panel, which meets Wednesday at Legislative Hall, is facing a Jan. 31 deadline for reporting its findings and recommendations to the governor and General Assembly.
BALTIMORE (AP) - State officials say Maryland's four casinos generated $71 million in revenue in August, nearly three-quarters of it from the state's largest casino, Maryland Live!
The Maryland Lottery says Maryland Live! in Hanover brought in $53 million in August. Hollywood Casino Perryville brought in $7.6 million; the Casino at Ocean Downs generated nearly $6 million; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort made $4 million.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Markell administration officials are proposing an $8 million temporary financial bailout for Delaware's three casinos.
Administration officials made the proposal Monday to the legislature's capital budget committee as part of their recommendations for spending some $50 million in newly available funds. The new funding includes $21 million in estimated additional tax revenue for the fiscal year starting July 1, and $22 million in premiums from a recent bond sale.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has tabled a proposal authorizing two more casinos in Delaware.
The committee tabled the bill Wednesday after one member suggested that it needs more specific language regarding requirements the new casinos would have to meet, including licensing fees and minimum capital investment.
The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dennis Williams of Wilmington, was among those voting to table the measure, but he said he's confident that he can get committee members to support it.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover Downs is blaming additional competition in the region for sharply lower revenues in the first three months of the year.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment reported a $283,000 first quarter loss on Thursday. The casino reported $50.5 million in revenues in the quarter, compared to $64.1 million a year earlier. Gambling revenues were down 22.5 percent.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show more than $93 million was raised in the campaign to expand gambling in Maryland, a record amount.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that campaign finance records show a handful of Washington's biggest media buying firms and Maryland political consultants benefited handsomely from the fight over the ballot question to allow table games like blackjack and a casino in Prince orge's County.
The reports show about $90.5 million was spent. Nearly $3 million went unspent.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The onslaught of ads over gambling expansion has been like no other in a Maryland political year.
Gambling companies have spent more than $50 million so far for and against the question of allowing table games such as blackjack and a casino near the nation's capital. That's compared with the $34 million campaigns spent in the 2006 Maryland governor's race - previously the most expensive in state history.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Representatives of Delaware's gambling industry are gathering to discuss a new law authorizing online betting and more venues for sports wagering and other gambling.
The state Video Lottery Advisory Council was scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs to discuss the new law, which allows online slots and table games. It also allows gamblers to bet on keno and NFL football at venues outside Delaware's three casinos.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are still waiting for the big payout from the Legislature's gamble more than four years ago on legalized slot machines.
To truly hit the jackpot, some lawmakers believe the state must expand state-approved gambling further. They say table games and a Washington-area casino are needed to compete with neighboring states and generate the dollars needed for education and other needs. Much of the competition comes from venues in Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.