Division of Gaming Enforcement celebrates first birthday

The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) marked its one-year anniversary Thursday, alongside some big names in Delaware.

Gov. Jack Markell and Attorney General Beau Biden joined Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Lewis Schiliro to celebrate what they describe as a year of success.

“Our state’s gaming industry brings a substantial number of people and revenue to Delaware and keeps so many residents working. The Division hit the ground running, putting good people to work ensuring the integrity of the State’s gaming industry,” Markell said.

DGE is comprised of members from several agencies, including Delaware State Police, the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, and the Attorney General’s office. DGE is responsible for enforcing all criminal violations relating to the gaming industry in Delaware.

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“It was vitally important to develop a unique law enforcement team that could focus on background checks and intelligence sharing to prevent the criminal element from engaging in the State’s gaming industry as well as criminal violations,” said Schiliro.

In its first year, DGE helped facilitate the opening of approved table games at Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs and Delaware Park.

“We’ll continue to work closely with our partners in the Division of Gaming Enforcement, Delaware State Police, Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and the gaming industry to ensure that the law is followed and violations aren’t tolerated,” Attorney General Biden said.

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