Panel studying gambling industry to meet in Delaware

    Members of a state panel looking at Delaware’s gambling industry amid increasing competition from neighboring states are reviewing a report on the feasibility of allowing more casinos in Delaware.

    Lawmakers established the lottery and gaming commission earlier this year to examine the competitive marketplace facing Delaware’s gambling industry. The panel, which meets Wednesday at Legislative Hall, is facing a Jan. 31 deadline for reporting its findings and recommendations to the governor and General Assembly.

    Topics of discussion for Wednesday’s meeting include a review of a report prepared a couple of years ago for a similar study group on the feasibility of additional gambling venues in Delaware. Representatives of the horse-racing industry, which gets a cut of Delaware’s gambling revenues, also were to make presentations to the panel.

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