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8:59 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Internet Gambling in Delaware Begins With Some Secrecy

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lottery officials are beginning real-stakes Internet gambling in Delaware with an element of secrecy.

State lottery director Vernon Kirk said Tuesday that officials will conduct a "soft launch" of online gambling on Thursday with a select group of preferred players.

He refused to say who those players are, how they were selected, or how many there are, saying state officials have decided to keep that information confidential.

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9:13 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Delaware Casino Owners Warn of Tough Times Ahead

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Representatives of state's gambling industry say times remain tough as Delaware's casinos cope with competition in neighboring states.

Representatives of Delaware's three casinos gathered with state lottery officials and industry suppliers on Tuesday at a meeting of the state Video Lottery Advisory Council.

Dover Downs CEO Ed Sutor said his company has seen a sharp drop in table game business and that Delaware casinos will be paying higher fees to suppliers of slot machines under new contracts that are still being negotiated.

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8:36 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Gambling Advisory Council Mulls Competition from Neighboring States

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Representatives of Delaware's casino industry are gathering to discuss the state of Delaware's gambling industry.

The state Video Lottery Advisory Council was to meet Tuesday at Dover Downs.

The agenda includes a review of the competitive situation with Maryland and Pennsylvania, Delaware lottery initiatives, and manufacturers' new products.

State lawmakers recently approved a proposal by Gov. Jack Markell to extend an $8 million financial bailout for Delaware's three casinos to help cover anticipated increases in slot machine vendor costs.

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10:32 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Gambling Expansion Takes Center Stage On Delmarva

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - MGM Resorts International has spent about $8.4 million for advertising to support an expansion of gambling.


The Las Vegas company's latest report released Tuesday is about $3 million more than its last report released four days ago. MGM is hoping voters will approve an additional casino site in Prince George's County, near the nation's capital.

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9:13 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Casino Interests Meet Today on Delaware's Gambling Expansion Law

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.

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