Delaware casino owner owes back taxes

(file/NewsWorks)

(file/NewsWorks)

Delaware Park owner owes the state more than $5,000 in unpaid taxes.

While gambling industry officials are asking Delaware lawmakers for financial help, a company controlled by Delaware Park owner Bill Rickman owes more than $5,000 in delinquent business taxes.

According to the Delaware Division of Revenue, Rickman Management LLC owes the state $5,057.37 in back taxes, penalties and interest.

Court records show that officials won a court judgment against the company in July 2013 for unpaid withholding taxes dating to 2009, but officials apparently have been unable to collect.

Rickman told members of Delaware’s gambling study commission earlier this month that he hopes they consider reducing the state’s share of table game revenue as a way of providing financial relief for Delaware’s three casinos.

Rickman did not immediately return a telephone message left with his Rockville, Maryland-based company.

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