Delaware Online Gambling Vote Postponed

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A full Senate vote on Delaware HB333, which would legalize and regulate online gambling within the First State, was delayed because of concerns that there were not enough votes to get the measure passed.

The vote was delayed until Wednesday as the Democratic party was making sure that it had its members set to get the required votes to pass the bill to Governor Jack Markell's desk.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins told the Associated Press that his party held a "tremendous amount of discomfort" regarding the human impact of expanded gambling.

Speaking about the delay Brian Selander, a spokesman for Governor Markell said: “Members of the administration were working with senators and others on an amendment that was of concern, and while progress was made and the sponsor agreed not to run it, given the late hour Senate leadership decided the bill will be worked first on the agenda on Wednesday instead."