Associated Press - January 20, 2010 4:34 PM ET
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers have taken the initial steps to add table games such as poker, blackjack and craps to the state's gambling options.
A House committee on Wednesday voted to release a bill authorizing table games at Delaware's slot machine casinos, which would receive 66 percent of the gambling revenue compared to 29 percent for the state. The bill also would create a state lottery commission to regulate and oversee table games, and a new division of gaming enforcement.
A state Senate committee, meanwhile, released a separate bill aimed at preventing cheating on table games, paving the way for a possible vote in the full Senate later Wednesday.
Delaware already offers a state lottery, slot machine gambling, and betting on horse races and professional football games.
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