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Dover Downs is set for another round of cuts.

Lawmakers in Dover this session turned aside a request by the company for more financial help.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Dover Downs CEO Ed Sutor told reporters after a meeting of the Video Lottery Advisory Council that there would be adjustments.

But he declined to be more specific.

In May the casino said that it was eliminating table games along with around a dozen positions.

The casino had urged Delaware lawmakers to approve either new tax cuts or credit to prevent the layoffs.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - An industry group representing Delaware's three casinos is asking state lawmakers to revise revenue sharing models so that the casinos can remain profitable amid increasingly intense competition from casinos in other states.

The top priority for the Video Lottery Advisory Council is returning to a tiered rate structure for slots revenue, with the state's share fluctuating based on the amount of revenue taken in.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say competition from casinos in neighboring states continues to squeeze revenues at Delaware's three casinos.

The Delaware State News reports that the Video Lottery Advisory Council met for the second time this year to discuss the state of the gambling industry.

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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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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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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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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.

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.