With increased competition coming from neighboring states, Delaware is looking into the feasibility of opening more casinos in the state. As if its recent online gambling launch wasn’t enough, the state is also looking at all of the states that have recently opened expanded casino talks and it wants to join in on the party.
That’s largely why members of a state panel are looking at Delaware’s gambling industry and are reviewing a report on whether more casinos in the state means a better chance of competing against New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts, most of which are ramping up the number of state casinos in their borders.
The panel, which established the lottery and gaming commission earlier this year in an effort to look into the competitive climate facing the state’s gambling industry and how best to proceed with the matter. A meeting has been set this week with an eye towards a January 31 deadline to submit its report to the state decision makers.
A number of topics that are expected to be thrown around and discussed during the meeting include unearthing a previous report tackling the same study, as well as presentations that are going to be made by by representatives of the horse-racing industry.
Meanwhile, a little over to the west of the US of A, the state of Kentucky is sniffing at the possibility of expanding its own gambling bill, as well as establishing an system that educates its citizens on gambling while also addressing and finding treatment for those dealing with supposed gambling addictions.
The objective, at least for the first bill, appears to be centered on the possibility of expanding the state’s gambling laws that could pave the way for more casinos in the state. The other bill being cooked up is largely attributed to creating a framework that will be able to help problem gamblers in the state, something state representative Terry Mills says costs Kentucky approximately $81 million per year.