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8:28 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Delaware Panel Examines Revenue Sharing Formula With Casinos

Credit Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A panel examining how to keep Delaware's gambling industry competitive has yet to decide on recommendations for state lawmakers to consider.

The lottery and gaming study commission, which faces a Jan. 31 deadline to submit its report, met Monday to review several options, but members could not agree on any of them.

Several commission members noted that they are still awaiting a report from the accounting firm KPMG on the current status of Delaware's gambling industry.

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Local News
8:31 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Possible Change in Delaware's Gambling Revenue Sharing

Credit Don Rush

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.

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8:44 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Plan to Cut Horseracing Days in Delaware

Delaware Park
Credit Delaware Park Website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House is set to take up a bill allowing Delaware's horse racing tracks to reduce the number of racing days.

The bill to be voted on Thursday would permit a racetrack licensee to reduce the number of racing days from 100 days as currently required if the organization that represents horsemen racing at the track agrees.

Supporters of the measure say reducing the number of racing days can allow tracks to offer purses that are competitive with other racetracks in the mid-Atlantic region.

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