Online Betting Bill Advances in Delaware House
DOVER, Del. (AP)- A bill authorizing online betting in Delaware and allowing more sites for sports wagering and other gambling is headed to the state House for a vote.
The House Gaming and Parimutuels Committee voted Thursday to release the bill, despite objections from anti-gambling advocates and complaints from the state's harness racing industry that it would not get its fair share of gambling money.
In addition to online gambling, Gov. Jack Markell wants to expand keno beyond Delaware's three existing casinos to at least 100 other sites, and to authorize betting on NFL games in at least 20 more venues.
Officials say the expected revenue would allow them to eliminate $4 million in slot machine fees paid by the casinos and cut their table game fees by more than $3 million.