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Delaware sports gambling looking good

6 April 2009

DOVER, Delaware -- As reported by The (Wilmington News Journal): "The early line is in on sports betting and other gambling-related legislation the Markell administration is pursuing.

"The picks:

"• Sports betting looks like a lock to be operating by the fall at the state's three racetrack casinos.

"• Getting the casinos to give more of their revenue to the state also appears to be a sure thing.

"• Facing long odds, however, is Gov. Jack Markell's gambit to have up to 10 sports betting parlors and authorize three new casinos.

"The picks aren't coming from Las Vegas oddsmakers, but from the players who will decide the issue: members of Delaware's General Assembly. In interviews with leaders of both parties and nearly a third of all Delaware lawmakers, there was a general consensus on what would likely be the outcome of the three prongs of Markell's proposal..."

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