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COLLECTION OF the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in November totaled $2 million, a decline of $96,821 year over year. COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

1% meal and beverage tax collection declines in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island declined 4.6 percent year over year to $2 million in...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $2 million in October. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $94,515 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: R.I. Oct. 5% hotel tax totals $2M

PROVIDENCE – October collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.02 million, a $12,469 decline from one year prior at...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Senate approves mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill allowing mobile sports betting through Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.“The new in-person Sportsbook...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Super Bowl boosts R.I. coffers

Rhode Islanders can thank the New England Patriots for more than just another NFL championship.While the long-term success of legalized sports betting in Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND CASH COLLECTIONS in December totaled $364.9 million, a 14.6 percent increase year over year.

DOR: Dec. cash collections up 14.6%

PROVIDENCE - December cash collections in Rhode Island increased 14.6 percent year over year to $364.9 million, a $46.5 million increase, according to the...
THERE WAS $6.5 million wagered on bets in Rhode Island related to the National Football League's 2019 Super Bowl held on Sunday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

DOR: $6.5M wagered in R.I. on bets related to Super Bowl

PROVIDENCE - Bettors in Rhode Island wagered $6.5 million on bets related to the 2019 Super Bowl, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $414,728 in October, a 17.5 percent decline from October 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $10,436 for the month, an 89.1 percent decline year over year. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

DOR: 1% hotel tax collection dips $88K in Oct.

RHODE ISLAND - Collection of the 1 percent local hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 17.5 percent, or $88,006, year over year to $414,728...
CHALLENGING WORK: Josef Blazar, co-owner and vice president of sales at YJ Contemporary Fine Art in East Greenwich, said the industry’s general dependence on a strong economy and creating customer awareness are the biggest challenges to increasing sales. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Even in good times, R.I. gallery owners are anxious. Would better...

On a late December afternoon, the 30,000 square feet of wall space at YJ Contemporary Fine Art displayed a spectrum of works by local...

DOR: Adjusted general revenue $30M below expectations for Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Adjusted general revenue for December was $30.2 million, or 7.9 percent, below the revised estimate adopted at the November 2018 Revenue Estimating...
RHODE ISLAND cash collections in November increased 1.9 percent year over year to $265.9 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. cash collections up 1.9% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – General revenues collection in Rhode Island totaled $265.9 million in November, a 1.9 percent increase year over year from $260.9 million in...
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