Wilmington residents might want to hug a video gaming terminal.
Revenue from video poker gamblers has allowed Wilmington to rid itself of its vehicle sticker tax — a tax that has been in place since 1942. The city council, by a 5-2 vote on Tuesday, decided to eliminate the tax that generated about $60,000 annually.
City administrator Tony Graff said video poker profits is the reason the tax to been rescinded.
“This will save everyone a few dollars,” he said. “We’ve been watching the income from video poker since it was started and decided this could replace that tax. We’ve been getting about $70,000 a year from the video gaming.”