DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has tabled a proposal authorizing two more casinos in Delaware.
committee tabled the bill Wednesday after one member suggested that it
needs more specific language regarding requirements the new casinos
would have to meet, including licensing fees and minimum capital
The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dennis Williams of Wilmington, was among those voting to table the measure, but he said he's confident that he can get committee members to support it.
The bill is similar to one sponsored by Williams that died two years ago amid opposition from Delaware's three existing racetrack casinos.
Representatives of the three existing casinos that currently enjoy a state-sponsored monopoly oppose the measure, saying it will only hurt them financially.
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