The property closed its poker room, situated on its third ground, final week and moved poker tables to the casino ground. This implies, that whereas the casino complicated not has a poker room, gamers can nonetheless play poker video games.
The transfer comes shortly after the property’s proprietor – Dover Downs Gaming & Leisure – accomplished a deliberate merger with Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc.
A spokesperson for the merged entity initially denied that the poker room can be shut down. One other spokesperson afterward confirmed a number of reviews that the casino would not characteristic a delegated poker room and that its poker tables can be relocated to the primary gaming ground.
Commenting on the matter, Nicholas Polcino Jr., the brand new Dover Downs Vice President and Common Supervisor, stated in a Friday assertion that the property’s poker tables now “reply to desk video games and not function as a separate entity.” The casino official added that beside the property’s Poker Director, “all different personnel that might be transferred to desk video games have been transferred.”
The workers whose expertise solely included poker have been provided the chance to study different desk video games so as to have the ability to switch between varied video games, in the event that they really feel inclined to take action, it additionally grew to become identified.
The Twin River, Dover Downs Merger
Twin River and Dover Downs introduced plans to merge their casino operations final July. The deal noticed Twin River, which operates casinos in Rhode Island and Mississippi, and a horse race monitor in Colorado, grow to be a publicly listed firm. The mixed entity now runs Delaware’s solely public company gambling venue.
After gaining regulatory approval in addition to approval from shareholders, the deal was finalized this previous March. The merger concerned Twin River including Dover Downs to its portfolio of properties. The resort and casino complicated incorporates a 500-room resort, a casino with 2,200 slot machines and numerous desk video games. The property additionally features a freshly expanded race and sportsbook that takes single-game bets on skilled and school sports activities occasions.
Twin River and Dover Downs introduced their mixture simply weeks after Delaware lawmakers gave the nod to proposed tax reduction for the state’s three working casinos. The tax reduction concerned decreasing Delaware’s share of slot machine income to 42.5% or 41.5%, relying on how a lot a casino generates in gaming income, in addition to halving desk video games tax to roughly 15% a 12 months.
Homeowners of the state’s three casinos have lengthy sought tax reduction to guard jobs and tax income yearly contributed to the state.
Dover Downs alone misplaced cash in two of the previous 5 years. The property recorded internet revenue of $30,000 final 12 months.