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The Dirty Dozen: 12 States That Bet Big on Sin

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2013-06-26T17:36:00Z

Photograph by Robert Kirk/Getty Images

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Sin Taxes, Percentage of Revenue: 4.12%
Total Sin Tax Revenue (2012): $138.6 million

Gambling revenue generates about 8 percent of Delaware’s budget. That business is now slowing because of new casinos operating in Pennsylvania and Maryland. While sin taxes have increased 183.5 percent during the past 10 years, the state needs more revenue. In June, the Delaware General Assembly Revenue & Finance Committee met to consider a 30 percent tax on electronic cigarettes and a doubling of the current tax on smokeless tobacco products. The bill was defeated.