Gov. Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware, signed the bill which allows the state’s three racetrack casinos to offer table games, on the evening of the day the bill was passed. A spokesman said that the games could be ready to play by summer at the states three racetrack casinos: Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway, and Delaware Park. At present, the racetrack casinos offer only slot machines.
This follows Pennsylvania’s passage of table gaming earlier this month. One gaming analyst estimates that the combination of Pennsylvania and Delaware offering table gaming could draw off as much as 15% of Atlantic City’s table revenue. He also said that the 2011 grand opening of the $2.5 billion Revel Casino in Atlantic City, coupled with an increase in the local economy, could negate much of that revenue drain.