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Controversy Over Proposal to Bailout Del. Casinos

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DELMAR, Del.- Gov. Jack Markell is proposing a financial bail out for Delaware's three casinos, amidst growing competition from out-of-state casinos.

Some think the $8 million bail out is a good investment for the state.

"If in the long-run they think they can get that and quite a bit more out of the casinos then I think it is," Rob McAllister said.

The proposal comes after complaints that casino taxes are too high and there is too much out-of-state competition.

"I don't think they should get a bail out because it is a business that these people decided to start so take the licks as they come," James Ariette said.

The bail out would come from newly available state revenue, if approved by the General Assembly.

But some think the money could be better spent elsewhere.

"That money that they're talking about giving to the casinos as a bailout that could be used for schools, education, I mean there's a lot of areas that need help more than a casino," Ariette said.

It's unclear if the casinos would have to pay back the money. The bond bill committee will be meeting this week to discuss the casino bail out proposal in Delaware.

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