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Del. Looks to Expand to Online Gambling

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware lawmakers want gamblers to be able to get lucky by using their computers or mobile phones to gamble. The state wants to expand gambling from its three casinos to allowing people to gamble on their home computers and mobile phones. 

Ashley Mellor of Dover said she would not dare gamble on her iPhone or computer.  

"Not a lot of people have time to go to the casino so now if it's on your or so close to your hand on your phone it'd be super easy for people to waste their money," said Mellor. 

That money may be wasted for some, but it is money to gain for casinos like Dover Downs.  The state's proposal would decrease license fees for the three casinos by more than $7 million dollars a year. But, the state would restrict how the casinos could spend the savings.

Dover Downs CEO Ed Sutor said the state has his support.  

"We can't take that money and put it in our pocket, we have to spend it on items they approved, and that's marketing capital, expenditures, or debt relief," said Sutor.  "So if this is what we have to do to get relief, then were happy to cooperate."

Sutor said playing online is a gamble he is willing to take.  

"It's the future, nobody knows where this is going but with social media and young folks, they tend to come less to the casino, so unless we get on this train it's going to take off without us," said Sutor. 

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