Video lottery advisory group meets

Casino leaders try to figure out how to implement online gambling during today’s Video Lottery Advisory Council meeting.

The state Video Lottery Advisory Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs to discuss the new law, which allows online slots and table games. It also allows gamblers to bet on keno and NFL football at venues outside Delaware’s three casinos.   

Markell administration officials say revenues from the expanded gambling opportunities will allow them to eliminate $4 million in annual slot machine fees paid by the casinos and cut their table game fees from $6.75 million to $3 million.   In return, the casinos must spend an equal amount on traditional business expenses such as marketing, capital improvements and debt reduction.

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