Carney signals imminent negotiations on casino tax relief bill

DOVER — Stakeholders who’ve been advocating for casino reform in the state were pleased to see Gov. John Carney signal that discussions would “immediately” take place. The governor sent Secretary of Finance Richard Geisenberger to speak on his behalf at the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday. “These discussions have been going on since the […]

Bad bet? If the Eagles win, Delaware loses

DOVER — Here’s betting Eagles’ love trumps the state’s interests riding on Super Bowl LII. Loyal Philly fans can probably accept the state taking a $600,000-plus hit if it means securing Vince Lombardi championship trophy for the first time. The Delaware Sports Lottery will pay out $354,465 to bettors who picked the Eagles to win […]

Casino relief bill introduced

DOVER — Legislators last week introduced a bipartisan bill to provide relief to Delaware’s three casinos that supporters say is sorely needed. “The casino industry pays all the same taxes as any other business in Delaware,” Sen. Brian Bushweller, D-Dover, said. “You pick a tax and they’re paying it … but in addition to it, […]

Legislators returning Tuesday after difficult 2017

DOVER — After one of the most trying final months of a legislative term in living memory, legislators return this week with hopes 2018 will be smoother. The second leg of the 149th General Assembly begins Tuesday, kicking off a six-month period that officials are sure will be eventful. Between now and the early morning […]

Dover Downs loses money again

DOVER — Dover Downs lost $137,000 in the third quarter of 2017, leaving it $289,000 in the red through nine months of the year. The casino announced the figures Thursday in its quarterly filing. Dover Downs made $520,000 in the July through September period of 2016 and was up $1.08 million at this point last […]

Dover Downs barely breaks even during 2nd quarter

  DOVER — Dover Downs made $32,000 in the second quarter of 2017, not enough to cover its first quarter losses. The company was $152,000 in the red this year as of June 30. It made $796,000 through the first six months of 2016. Dover Downs, the state’s only public casino, announced its earning Thursday, […]

En Vogue coming to Dover Downs Aug. 18

DOVER –  Seven-time Grammy nominee En Vogue will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon Tuesday and can be purchased online at or by contacting VIP Services at (800) 711-5882. Ticket prices range from $30-$55. Now a trio, En Vogue consists […]

Dover Downs earns profit for 2016

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  DOVER — Dover Downs made a profit of $786,000 in 2016, down from $1.87 million the year before. The company closed the year on a negative note, reporting a loss of $291,000 in the fourth quarter of the year, according to earning statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday. “Our results […]

BEST BETS: The beat went on in local entertainment in 2016

  Looking back on the year in local entertainment has, for the last few years, focused on the massive Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway — and 2016 is no different. This was Firefly’s fifth year and although it didn’t have the star power of 2015 when Paul McCartney came to […]

The Guess Who performing at Dover Downs in March

DOVER — Canadian rock band The Guess Who, musical artists with more than a dozen Top 40 hits to their credit, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Saturday, March 11. Tickets, which range from $30-$50, are on sale now. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Formed in […]