Casino Reinvestment Act will help Delaware better compete

Delaware’s casino industry is encouraging the General Assembly to act now on the Casino Reinvestment Act, Senate Bill 30.
There was a time when our casinos (Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park) were the region’s only gaming establishments outside of Atlantic City and Charles Town, W.Va, attracting customers from as far away as Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore and even Virginia. Our visitors enjoyed their experience, and Delaware’s coffers received billions of dollars from taxes on gaming revenues — money that went into public education, Medicaid and scores of other operating-budget items that enriched the lives of all Delawareans.
Delaware’s success with gaming didn’t go unnoticed. Neighboring states soon legalized gaming. Today, our casinos are surrounded by more than two dozen competitors located within a fairly short driving distance, with more on the horizon.