Delaware Casinos Slated for State Bailout Money

Jun 20, 2014

Credit Don Rush

Delaware Casinos are expected to get $9.9 million a year in assistance in an amendment in the state Senate.

The offer came up a day after closed door meetings this week and will be offered up for a vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

It comes after $8 million was provided this year.

State Senator Brian Bushweller, sponsor of the amendment, told the Wilmington News Journal that the limited help would not necessarily guarantee a solution to the casinos’ financial problems.

But, he said, it was needed so that the state legislature could begin to work on a permanent long-term solution.

It is not clear where the money will actually come from and Bushweller as well as other lawmakers would not say.