Snippet from an article in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer:
Last week, [Gov.] Markell, whose first budget is projected to be nearly $800 million in the red, signed into law a measure that once again permits sports betting in the First State. (The legislation also permits table games at the state's three racinos, the details of which will be determined by a commission.)
Predictably, politicians, gamblers and Delaware's racino operators hailed the move as a financial panacea for the state as well as a necessary salvo in an ever-escalating gambling war with Mid-Atlantic neighbors Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
"I think if you polled the people in our industry and our customers, the closer we get to what Las Vegas does, the better it will be for everyone involved," said Ed Sutor, CEO of Dover Downs, a harness track.