Delaware And Massachusetts Continue To Explore Internet Gambling

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The states of Delaware and Massachusetts are looking into the possibility of regulating online gambling as state officials will meet with members of the states' gambling industry.

Delaware State Financial Director Tom Cook attended a meeting at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on tuesday, briefing Delaware's Video Lottery Advisory Council about the potential of internet gambling.

Last month Delaware officials proposed expanding gambling within the state, with intrastate internet gambling playing a significant role in the plan. The state is encouraging land casino owners to support the plan, saying that they would be able to eliminate $4 million in slot machine fees paid by existing casino operators, and cut table fees from $6.75 million down to $3 million.

In Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is gathering for a second meeting this week to discuss internet gambling and tribal casinos. The panel will work to lay the groundwork for any future gambling operations.