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Gambling panel may not meet new deadline

Feb 24, 2014 8:01 PM

A panel studying Delaware’s gambling industry was expected to submit a report to that state’s lawmakers by Jan. 31. But, state finance secretary Tom Cook indicated late last month that the study group was looking at Feb. 28 as a new deadline.

Now that the end of the month is approaching, it appears the panel will not meet its postponed deadline and has not set a new date for its report.

A key issue for the study group concerns the three racetrack casinos that are struggling to stay alive, despite legal Internet gambling and sports wagering.

Just how much of a hit should the state’s general fund take to keep the tracks afloat, has been designated as the panel’s key issue.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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