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‘Let’s get it on’: Sports gambling starts in R.I. as leaders bet $20 on the Celtics

Rhode Island has officially become the first state in New England to have legal sports betting up and running. At a ceremony this afternoon at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and Twin River Worldwide Holdings Chairman John Taylor Jr. each placed $20 bets on the Boston Celtics, who are on the road tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Rhode Island Gaming

12/4/2018

article Sports bettors try their luck at Tiverton Casino Hotel
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting kicked off at Tiverton Casino Hotel on Monday afternoon, making it the second venue in New England — besides its sister casino,...

12/3/2018

article Rhode Island Sports Betting Doubles Today With Addition Of Twin River Tiverton Book
(Rhode Island) -- Days after becoming the eighth state to take legal wagers, Rhode Island sports betting will add a second sportsbook Monday. Twin River will open the...
article Sports betting begins at 2nd casino in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting is now open a second Rhode Island casino. Sports betting launched at Twin River’s Tiverton location Monday afternoon. Tiverton is...
article Tiverton casino starts taking sports bets
(Rhode Island) -- Legal sports betting has expanded in Rhode Island despite still being in its infancy. A small crowd gathered Monday afternoon to place the first wagers...

12/1/2018

article Sports betting starts Monday at Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- The Patriots will have finished their game, but the Redskins and the Eagles will meet Monday night. Get ready to place your bet. That just got easier....

11/30/2018

article Twin River sets date for sports betting in Tiverton
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River said Friday that sports betting will begin next week at the Tiverton Casino Hotel. The company said the sportsbook will open at 3 p.m....

11/26/2018

article Rhode Island casino to be 1st in region for sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- A casino in Rhode Island is becoming the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports. Sports betting begins at Twin River Casino’s...
article ‘Let’s get it on’: Sports gambling starts in R.I. as leaders bet $20 on the Celtics
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island has officially become the first state in New England to have legal sports betting up and running. At a ceremony this afternoon at Twin...

11/25/2018

article Legal sports gambling starting in New England on Monday
(Rhode Island) -- The start of legalized sports gambling in New England is on the horizon. Twin River Casino announced that the first bets will be accepted at its...
article Twin River Casino to open phase one of sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- The ocean state is taking a gamble as Twin River Casino in Lincoln will officially open phase one of its new sports book Monday afternoon. It'll be...

11/23/2018

article A behind-the-scenes look at the soon-to-be home of legal sports gambling in R.I.
(Rhode Island) -- Legal sports gambling is going to start Monday afternoon in Rhode Island at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. On Friday, employees were doing last-...
article R.I. casino to start taking sports bets Monday
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island is about to become the eighth state — and the first in New England — to harbor legal sports betting, while Connecticut...
article Twin River reveals sports book at Lincoln
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island will be the first state in the region to welcome legalized sports betting when Twin River Casino in Lincoln opens phase one of its new...
article Photos: Gambling in New England
(Rhode Island) -- People in Rhode Island and greater New England have been able to legally gamble on various things over the decades. Here is a look back.

11/22/2018

article Rhode Island sports betting set for Monday after months of delay
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s first sport wagers will be accepted on 26 November at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. At 3pm, Speaker of the House, Nicholas...

11/21/2018

article Sports betting to open Monday in R.I.
(Rhode Island) -- Gamblers will be able to wager on sports — legally — in Rhode Island starting Monday afternoon at Twin River Casino. Newly enabled by the U...
article Sports betting to start at Twin River Casino on November 26
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting in Rhode Island will begin this coming Monday, November 26. The occasion will be celebrated by state leaders at a launch party at Twin...

11/20/2018

article Sports wagering begins at Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- Patrons of Twin River Casino should be able to make sports bets for the first time on Thanksgiving, when casino officials are planning to roll out the...

11/18/2018

article Sports betting could be in Tiverton this December
(Rhode Island) -- You say you love your New England sports teams. Now you can put your money where your mouth is. Conveniently. Twin River will begin sports betting at...

11/15/2018

article Sports betting in RI set to start around Thanksgiving
(Rhode Island) -- After a nearly two-month delay, sports betting in Rhode Island could finally be up and running as soon as next week. Despite the late start, our state...

11/14/2018

article Rhode Island Sports Betting to Begin by End of November
(Rhode Island) -- Legalized sports betting is set to begin in Rhode Island in the month of November. The Ocean State is set to be the fifth state to offer legal sports...

11/13/2018

article Here’s Why Rhode Island Sports Betting’s Launch Is Delayed
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island lawmakers were counting on an immediate windfall of revenue from sports betting when they legalized sports wagering in June. But five...
article Revenue Numbers at Twin River’s New Tiverton Casino Down 19 Percent
(Rhode Island) -- In September, Twin River’s new casino in Tiverton opened with great fanfare, but the numbers show that after the initial excitement, revenue has fallen...
article Tiverton Asks For Recount On Question 10: Board Of Elections
(Rhode Island) -- Tiverton voters will wait a little longer to learn the fate of the local ballot question about casino gambling revenues. The state board of elections...
article Tiverton voters officially reject casino ballot question; gambling figures released
(Rhode Island) -- Just 13 votes were the margin by which Tiverton electors rejected town charter Question 10 on the Nov. 6 ballot, which if approved would have...

11/12/2018

article Delay in start of sports betting costs Rhode Island millions
(Rhode Island) -- A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue. The state budget included $23.5 million in...
article Legalized sports betting to start in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Legalized sports betting is expected to begin this month in Rhode Island, as Massachusetts stays in information-gathering mode. In a case brought by...

11/11/2018

article Legal sports betting will begin in R.I. casinos later this month
(Rhode Island) -- It’s a far cry from Vegas, the humble betting window under construction on the grandstand of the Twin River Casino’s former horse- and dog-...
article R.I.’s delay in sports betting to cost $5 million
(Rhode Island) -- The state will take in around $5 million less in revenue this year than initially budgeted, according to new estimates, as sports betting has been...

11/5/2018

article Casino money a big deal in Tiverton on Election Day
(Rhode Island) -- Charter Question 10 on the local ballot seeks to prohibit the town from using casino revenue in its operating budget and instead spend it on debt...

11/2/2018

article In potential hit to state budget, beginning of sports gambling is delayed again
(Rhode Island) -- Legal sports betting in Rhode Island, once slated to kick off in time for the World Series, may now miss the traditional Thanksgiving Day football...

10/24/2018

article Twin River Hotel open for business
(Rhode Island) -- Leaders at Twin River Casino are inviting guests to “stay a while” at the facility’s new hotel, which opened its doors to the public...

10/23/2018

article Legal sports betting in R.I. is still several weeks off
(Rhode Island) -- Legal sports gambling is still several weeks away in Rhode Island. State officials are now looking at the middle of next month before sports wagering...
article Legal sports betting in Tiverton casino is still several weeks off
(Rhode Island) -- Legal sports gambling is still several weeks away in Rhode Island. State officials are now looking at the middle of next month before sports wagering...

10/21/2018

article Political Scene: Candidates weigh in on gambling, recession, Fane tower
(Rhode Island) -- The debate goes on, even after the candidates for governor leave the stage. One hour of questions at last week’s debate — sponsored by The...

10/19/2018

article Thanks to casino revenue, Tiverton can change the way it does business
(Rhode Island) -- The town now has a chance to change the way it conducts business. The “windfall” Tiverton is realizing from casino gaming revenue should be...

10/15/2018

article Tiverton expecting $1.5 million in taxes from casino
(Rhode Island) -- The completed Tiverton Casino Hotel which opened Sept. 1, has been assessed at $64.58 million, which will translate into more than a million dollar...

10/12/2018

article New value set on Tiverton casino property
(Rhode Island) -- The completed Tiverton Casino Hotel which opened Sept. 1, has been assessed at $64.58 million, which will translate into more than a million dollar...
article Casino gambling emerged at Twin River, but not in West Warwick [video]
(Rhode Island) -- Flashback paints two different pictures of the effort to increase legal gambling in Rhode Island.

10/3/2018

article Tiverton voters will have say in how casino revenue is used
(Rhode Island) -- A public hearing that was scheduled for Monday night to discuss and vote on a proposed ordinance that would regulate how casino gaming revenue could be...

10/2/2018

article Tiverton voters will have say in how casino revenue is used
(Rhode Island) -- A public hearing that was scheduled for Monday night to discuss and vote on a proposed ordinance that would regulate how casino gaming revenue could be...

9/18/2018

article Will casino jumpstart Providence-Fall River bus service? Not yet, so far
(Rhode Island) -- Feel like rolling the dice? If you are in Fall River, you are in luck. Providence, not so much. City leaders have been talking to Rhode Island transit...

9/4/2018

article How will the Tiverton Casino gamble play out?
(Rhode Island) -- Banking on a casino is certainly risky business, but is it a sucker’s bet? To some, it is a godsend, a gush of municipal revenue, a fast-flowing...

9/3/2018

article Newly Launched Tiverton Casino Hotel Heats Up Gaming Scene in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Tiverton just witnessed the official launch of its latest casino resort which goes by the name of Tiverton Casino Hotel and has been anticipated for...

9/2/2018

article Tiverton casino owners agree to fund land trust for tribe
(Rhode Island) -- The new Twin River Casino was built on land that was part of the first Indian reservation in the country, according to the lawyer for the Pocasset...
article Slots and table games make for excitement at Tiverton Casino Hotel
(Rhode Island) -- Bells, jingles, dings, coin clinks and whistles mingled into a symphony, making slot machine music to a gambler’s ears. The Tiverton Casino Hotel...

9/1/2018

article New Rhode Island Casino Opens, Continuing Race For Gaming Dollars
(Rhode Island) -- A new casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island opening Saturday is the latest in a regional race for gambling dollars. Twin Rivers, which already runs a casino...
article Sights, sounds, smells demand attention at new Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- There’s no view of the outside world, other than through the row of glass doors at the entrance, and no clocks on the walls. It’s a quarter...
article Tiverton Casino Hotel opens to cheer from waiting patrons
(Rhode Island) -- Cliff Raistrick waited in line with a few friends, eager to get a glimpse inside the new Tiverton Casino Hotel. When the doors opened, the Newport...
article Delayed Sports Betting Could Cost Rhode Island Millions
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island's sports betting rollout delay has the potential to cost the state millions of dollars in revenue, despite insistence from the...
article Tiverton Casino neighbors hoping to hit jackpot
(Rhode Island) -- If you hit the jackpot at the casino, what is your next step? Light up a big cigar? No problem. “I’ll be ready,” said Josh Pavao,...

8/31/2018

article Tiverton casino owners will fund land trust, build monument in agreement with tribe
(Rhode Island) -- The Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation and the owners of the Tiverton Casino Hotel, which opens to the public on Saturday, finalized an agreement...
article Rhode Island's Tiverton Casino Cuts Ribbon; Programs In Place For Problem Gamblers
(Rhode Island) -- As of September 1, Rhode Island will officially have two full scale casinos, operating table games like poker and black jack. Twin River Casino held a...

8/30/2018

article Dining at new Tiverton casino includes Italian restaurant, steakhouse
(Rhode Island) -- It’s a sure bet that customers will find a restaurant to suit their fancy at Twin River’s Tiverton casino, which opens its doors on...
article Guests get a first look at new Tiverton Casino Hotel
(Rhode Island) -- From the outside, one might not realize that the newly built Tiverton Casino Hotel houses more than 1,000 slot machines, 32 table games, five eateries...

8/28/2018

article IGT and William Hill US unite for Rhode Island entry
(Rhode Island) -- International Game Technology (IGT) has continued its strategic positioning within the United States’ sports betting scene, following a fresh...
article Newport Grand closes its doors Tuesday, leaving patrons somber
(Rhode Island) -- Newport Grand will be remembered by some community members as a place that had great customer service and good entertainment. The slots casino and...
article Rhode Island appoints IGT and William Hill US as sports betting providers
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island Lottery has chosen IGT and commercial partner William Hill US to provide end-to-end sports betting services at the state’s...

8/27/2018

article Tiverton casino and hotel getting finishing touches before Sept. 1 opening
(Rhode Island) -- More than 100 workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Twin River-Tiverton casino and hotel that will open to the public Saturday, Sept. 1...
article Site of Newport Grand, which closes Tuesday, has had many lives
(Rhode Island) -- The Newport Grand building was the site of jai alai games for slightly longer than it was a slots parlor. The jai alai fronton operated from 1976 until...

8/26/2018

article R.I. DOT announces completion date for Tiverton casino roundabout
(Rhode Island) -- With the opening of Tiverton Casino set for Sept. 1 the roundabout that will serve as the primary route to the casino is also almost ready. The Rhode...
article Site of Newport Grand, which closes Tuesday, has had many lives
(Rhode Island) -- The Newport Grand building was the site of jai alai games for slightly longer than it was a slots parlor. The jai alai fronton operated from 1976 until...

8/25/2018

article R.I. signs sports betting contract with IGT
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island hopes to bring sports betting to Twin River’s casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton before Thanksgiving after signing a five-year contract...
article Rhode Island expects sports betting to begin in mid-November
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting is expected to begin in Rhode Island in mid-November. The Rhode Island Department of Revenue said Friday it has reached a five-year...
article Twin River-Tiverton casino to open Sept. 1
(Rhode Island) -- Workers are preparing to open the new Twin River-Tiverton casino to the public. The Providence Journal reports the 85,000 square foot casino and 84-...

8/24/2018

article Inside the new Tiverton Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Get a sneak peak of the new Tiverton Casino, just about a week before it’s scheduled to open their doors to the public.
article Landowners near new Tiverton casino see property values skyrocket
(Rhode Island) -- The “for sale” and “for lease” signs began popping up a few months ago on properties near the entrance to the new Twin River-...
article Opportunity knocks on properties surrounding Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- The “for sale” and “for lease” signs began popping up a few months ago on properties near the entrance to the new Twin River-...

8/23/2018

article Newport Grand closing soon: City facing loss of casino revenues
(Rhode Island) -- The city collected a total of $8.83 million in video lottery terminal revenues and property taxes in the past 10 years from Newport Grand Casino...

8/22/2018

article City faces loss of casino revenues with Newport Grand closing soon
(Rhode Island) -- When Twin River Management Group moves its operation to Tiverton next month, the city of Newport will miss out on nearly $800,000 yearly in property...
article Reserve officers will help cover shifts at Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- The town is expected to have one police officer on the premises of the new Twin River-Tiverton casino at all times, meaning three 8-hour shifts must be...

8/11/2018

article New casino staff includes 129 Massachusetts residents; 64 from Tiverton
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River will begin training 558 employees this month, preparing for the Sept. 1 opening of its new casino. The Tiverton Casino Hotel announced it...

8/7/2018

article 64 Tiverton residents hired at Twin River casino
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River will begin training 558 employees this month, preparing for the Sept. 1 opening of its new casino. The Tiverton Casino Hotel announced it...
article Newport Grand Casino Will Close At The End Of The Month
(Rhode Island) -- By the end of the summer, Newport will no longer have a slot parlor. Casino owner Twin River said it plans to close Newport Grand at the end of August...

8/6/2018

article Closing date announced for Newport Grand Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Newport Grand Casino will close at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Twin River Management Group announced Monday. The gaming license will be...
article Company announces casino closure date
(Rhode Island) -- Officials have announced the closing date of a Rhode Island casino. The Twin River Management Group announced Monday the closure of Newport Grand...

7/25/2018

article Superior Court judge affirms suspension, demotion of former R.I. official
(Rhode Island) -- Louis DeQuattro, the one-time $131,654-a-year deputy director of the Department of Business Regulation, has lost another round in his years-long fight...

7/23/2018

article Twin River plans to become publicly traded, offer sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s state-sponsored gambling industry is set for another big shift with Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. announcing plans to become...
article Rhode Island gaming company seeks to acquire Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
(Delaware) -- Dover Downs Hotel and Casino could be under new ownership soon. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island-...

7/11/2018

article ACLU files sex and age discrimination suit against Newport Grand
(Rhode Island) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Wednesday filed a sex- and age-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the...
article Casino worker says she was paid less than male colleague
(Rhode Island) -- An employee of Rhode Island's Newport Grand Casino has alleged she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee with the same job...

6/27/2018

article Sports betting legalized; Lincoln plans destination within Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- With sports betting now legal in Rhode Island, staff at the Twin River Casino are planning a destination for the new activity within the facility. Twin...

6/26/2018

article Sports betting legalized in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- New England’s sports betting market just got bigger, as Governor, Gina Raimondo, put pen to paper on Friday signing a $9.6 billion budget for the...

6/23/2018

article Sports Betting In The US: Rhode Island Legalizes Sports Betting, Gets 51% Of Revenues
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent...

6/22/2018

article Gov. Raimondo signs $9.6B budget for Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state’s $9.6 billion budget. The Democrat signed it at the statehouse Friday.
article Rhode Island legalizes sports betting, gets 51 percent of revenues
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent...
article Rhode Island Sports Betting Is Official As Governor Enacts Law; October Launch Targeted
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island sports betting crossed the finish line Friday morning and could be active within three months. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed sports betting...

6/21/2018

article With sports betting, Rhode Island roars by Connecticut, again
(Rhode Island) -- Put another check by another box on the Connecticut vs. Rhode Island score card, on the Rhode Island side. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who long...

6/15/2018

article Rhode Island lawmakers set to take up $9.5B budget
(Rhode Island) -- The House of Representatives is expected to take up its $9.55 billion budget proposal Friday night, a plan that includes funding for school...

6/9/2018

article RI lawmakers unveil new state budget
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island lawmakers late Friday unveiled a $9.6-billion proposed state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year that asks voters to borrow $250 million...

6/6/2018

article Tiverton officials to discuss sports betting revenue with governor’s office
(Rhode Island) -- Town administrators from Tiverton and Lincoln have a meeting with the governor’s office today to talk about sports betting that could come to the...

6/5/2018

article Rhode Island Casino Plans Sept. 1 Opening
(Rhode Island) -- The East Coast gambling market will see the addition of another casino on Sept 1. According to developers of the $140 million Tiverton Casino Hotel in...

6/1/2018

article New casino receives permission to operate 24 hours
(Rhode Island) -- Officials in Tiverton have voted to allow a casino to operate 24 hours. Tiverton Casino Hotel's proposal passed in a 4-3 vote during a special...

5/31/2018

article New Casino Asks Town for Permission to Operate 24 Hours
(Rhode Island) -- Officials in Tiverton have called a special meeting on a casino's request to allow 24-hour gambling. The Tiverton Casino Hotel is scheduled to open...
article Tiverton Town Council will hear casino's pitch for 24-hour gambling
(Rhode Island) -- The proposal for 24-hour gambling at the new casino in Tiverton will be heard Thursday night at a special meeting of the Town Council. Management is...

5/29/2018

article Financial incentives for RI host communities involved in sports betting unclear
(Rhode Island) -- Casinos in Rhode Island have to get approval from two bodies of voters. First, statewide voters must give it the OK. Then, voters in the host community...

5/28/2018

article Twin River Casino opening moved forward to September 1
(Rhode Island) -- The projected opening of a new casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island has been moved forward from Oct. 1. to Sept. 1. The Twin River casino, a $140 million...

5/24/2018

article Tiverton casino construction leaps ahead of schedule
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River beat the odds and will get gamblers to the tables a month earlier than expected. John Taylor Jr., chairman of Twin River Management Group,...

5/22/2018

article Larisa: R.I. voters must act on sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- The prevailing wisdom is that Rhode Island can lawfully move forward with a new type of gambling — state-operated sports betting — without...

5/21/2018

article Lottery giant IGT is sole bidder to run sports betting in R.I. - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI
(Rhode Island) -- Lottery giant IGT is the only company to submit a bid to run Rhode Island’s proposed sports betting business, the Rhode Island Lottery said...
article Odds are, underworld bookmaking is here to stay in R.I., experts say
(Rhode Island) -- On the same morning last week that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio mused on talk radio about a possible future with sports betting parlors dotting...

5/18/2018

article Twin River’s Taylor Says Sports Betting Will Be a Very Different Experience than Las Vegas
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Chairman John Taylor tells GoLocalProv’s News Editor Kate Angle that the sports book experience at Twin River, if approved, will look...
article Tiverton casino likely to open before Oct. 1, Twin River chairman says
(Rhode Island) -- The chairman of Twin River said the casino’s new Tiverton location will likely be ready to open soon than the the previously announced Oct. 1...

5/7/2018

article Developer buys casino property for $10.15 million
(Rhode Island) -- The Carpionato Group of Johnston has purchased a casino property in Newport. The Newport Daily News reports a deed filed Tuesday to the Newport Land...

5/2/2018

article Rhode Island casino property sold as casino moves
(Rhode Island) -- The site of the Newport Grand Casino has been sold to a Rhode Island-based developer who plans to demolish the building after the casino is moved to...
article Tiverton casino hours public hearing set for May 31
(Rhode Island) -- A public hearing by the Town Council on a liquor license and opening hours for the Twin River-Tiverton casino has been rescheduled to May 31 at 7 p.m....

4/24/2018

article Hooked On Lottery Tickets: RI Leads The Nation
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Islanders buy more lottery tickets per capital than their counterparts in any other U.S. state, according to Wallet Hub, the personal finance...
article RI Has A Gambling Problem: Wallet Hub
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Islanders buy more lottery tickets per capital than their counterparts in any other U.S. state, according to Wallet Hub, the personal finance...

4/21/2018

article Job-seekers rolls the dice at Twin River casino career fair
(Rhode Island) -- Marcus Dobberfuhl rolled with the dice his whole life. He made a career of gambling, from Oregon to Nevada, on to Atlantic City, and finally to Lincoln...
article Tiverton board approves name of road leading to casino
(Rhode Island) -- The private road leading to the Twin River-Tiverton casino and hotel project will be called Tiverton Casino Boulevard, a name that will make it easier...

4/11/2018

article Tiverton Budget Committee earmarks nearly $790K in casino revenue for 2019
(Rhode Island) -- The new Twin River-Tiverton casino is still months away from opening, but the Budget Committee is banking on its allure and success when it does open,...

4/4/2018

article Rhode Island goes out to bid on sports-betting provider
(Rhode Island) -- With the Connecticut legislature considering bills legalizing wagering on sports, Rhode Island lawmakers this week launched a bidding process aimed at...
article Sports betting could be coming to Tiverton Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island raised its bet on legalized sports gambling Tuesday, going out to bid for a company to run athletics wagering at Twin River’s...
article Rhode Island Takes Another Step Toward Legal Sports Betting
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island Lottery on Tuesday put out a request for proposals (RFP) in order to find an operator to handle legal sports wagering in Rhode Island...

4/3/2018

article A major league bet: R.I. seeks company to run sports gambling operation
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island raised its bet on legalized sports gambling Tuesday, going out to bid for a company to run athletics wagering at Twin River’s...

4/1/2018

article Tiverton budget panel not ready to endorse using casino revenues for tax relief
(Rhode Island) -- Budget Committee member Michael DeCotis has proposed plugging a figure of $1 million from casino gaming revenue into the revenue side of the town...

3/10/2018

article Twin River aims for 24-hour operation at new Tiverton location
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino, currently under construction in Tiverton, is aiming to keep their doors open at all hours once they open later this year. Twin River...

3/9/2018

article Twin River in Tiverton pushing for 24/7 operation
(Rhode Island) -- While Twin River in Tiverton is still under construction, the gaming company is already hoping to increase the action. Twin River will make its pitch...

2/27/2018

article Hotel at Twin River expected to open this summer
(Rhode Island) -- The one-time Lincoln Park greyhound track has come a long way in evolving its gambling and amenity offerings. This summer, the casino now known as Twin...

2/12/2018

article No deal yet on extra $2 million Raimondo wants from Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island officials are still working to convince executives at Twin River Casino to fork over an extra $2 million to help plug a hole in this year...

1/31/2018

article Lawmaker Lays Groundwork for Rhode Island to Offer Online Lottery Tickets
(Rhode Island) -- The legalization of online lottery across U.S. states turned out to be a hot topic. This Tuesday, a Rhode Island lawmaker announced that she considers...

1/25/2018

article As Twin River Gets Bigger, Should Recent Rash of Drug Arrests Raise Concerns?
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River is becoming an ever more increasing source of revenue to Rhode Island’s economy. Simultaneously, the gaming facility is Lincoln has...

1/10/2018

article Is Rhode Island Looking to Legalize Online Casino Gambling to Fill Budget Gap
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island officials may be looking at a new magic bullet to solve the ongoing budget problems. Taking a page out of former New Jersey Governor Chris...

1/8/2018

article Is Rhode Island Looking to Legalize Online Casino Gambling to Fill Budget Gap
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island officials may be looking at a new magic bullet to solve the ongoing budget problems. Taking a page out of former New Jersey Governor Chris...

12/21/2017

article Rhode Island To Consider Online Casino Gambling
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island could be throwing its hat into the online casino ring. According to a report from wpri.com, a top state government official is saying that...

12/19/2017

article Rhode Island Lawmaker Doesn’t Realize PASPA Decision Has No Bearing On Legalizing iGaming
(Rhode Island) -- While Rhode Island has explored legalizing online gambling in the past, a recent interview given by state Senate Finance Chairman William Conley has...

12/17/2017

article Rhode Island May Consider Online Gambling
(Rhode Island) -- United States online gambling analysts may have to change their predictions for states likely to consider new legislation in 2018. Rhode Island...

12/16/2017

article Senate leadership considers online gambling in RI
(Rhode Island) -- Senate Finance Chairman William Conley said he thinks there is a good chance the United States Supreme Court could rule in favor of the states and...

11/16/2017

article Construction of Tiverton casino underway
(Rhode Island) -- The developers of the casino under construction in Tiverton gave a tour of the site to reporters Wednesday. The casino, which will replace Newport...

11/1/2017

article 'Informant' at Twin River Casino suing RI State Police
(Rhode Island) -- There's a Twin River Casino connection in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the Rhode Island State Police, as they're accusing...

10/28/2017

article Delay of Tiverton casino carries implications for state budget
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River has pushed back by three months the scheduled opening of its planned Tiverton casino, blaming slow permitting and construction restrictions...

10/20/2017

article Delay of Tiverton casino carries implications for state budget
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River has pushed back by three months the scheduled opening of its planned Tiverton casino, blaming slow permitting and construction restrictions...
article Rhode Island casino construction behind schedule
(Rhode Island) -- Construction of a Rhode Island casino near the border with Massachusetts is behind schedule because of issues with the work site and delays in getting...

9/6/2017

article Twin River casino gets OK from officials
(Rhode Island) -- The proposed $75 million Twin River casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island has gained formal approval by local officials. The action clears the way for...

9/5/2017

article Rhode Island officials clear path for Twin River casino
(Rhode Island) -- The Tiverton Planning Board voted 6-1 with two abstentions on the project, after Rhode Island voters approved a ballot referendum three years ago to...

9/1/2017

article Rhode Island Casino Construction Plan Gains Final Approval in Tiverton
(Rhode Island) -- The proposed Rhode Island casino in the town of Tiverton was formally approved by local officials this week, clearing the way for construction to begin...

8/30/2017

article Tiverton Planning Board gives final OK for casino, hotel, garage
(Rhode Island) -- A casino, hotel and parking garage proposed by Twin River-Tiverton LLC won final Planning Board approval Wednesday night by a 6-1 vote with two...

7/12/2017

press release Teamsters Set Strike Deadline At Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Teamsters Local 251 has set a deadline for Twin River Casino to reach a fair contract or face a potential strike on Friday at 3 p.m.

6/30/2017

article Last major hurdle cleared, Tiverton casino targets July 2018 opening
(Rhode Island) -- The preliminaries are over. The serious work on the Twin River casino is about to begin. The town Planning Board approved a Preliminary Plan by Twin...

6/8/2017

article Twin River Casino workers confirm plans for 2-day strike
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino workers on Thursday evening confirmed that they will be going through with plans to strike after the casino cut their health care...
article Twin River Casino Workers Vote to Authorize Strike
(Rhode Island) -- Several hundred workers at the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike after their employer switched them to...

6/1/2017

article Twin River Casino employees ready to strike over healthcare cuts
(Rhode Island) -- Employees of any business expect to have access to certain benefits during their employment, including health insurance. The Twin River Casino may soon...

5/31/2017

article Casino workers warn of potential strike
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino workers took to the Rhode Island State House Tuesday, warning state legislatures of a potential strike. The casino workers, members...

5/30/2017

article Casino workers protest health-care hikes
(Rhode Island) -- Workers from Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, protested at the State House on Tuesday, warning that they might strike in the wake of higher costs for...

5/22/2017

article OP/ED: Moore: RI Should Transfer the Lottery to the Pension Fund
(Rhode Island) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed an innovative and intriguing idea last week to help bolster his state’s foundering pension fund. The...

5/2/2017

article Construction starts on 135-room hotel at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino broke ground Tuesday on a $25-million hotel that’s expected to open in June 2018. The project is roughly seven months behind...
article Tiverton officials take over design, construction of casino rotary
(Rhode Island) -- With millions of dollars on the line, the state Department of Transportation decided to call in experts to get a roundabout built. The town Department...

4/24/2017

article Plan for new Rhode Island casino takes another step forward
(Rhode Island) -- In Rhode Island, the plan from casino operator Twin River Management Group Incorporated to build a new full-scale facility in the town of Tiverton...

4/15/2017

article Tiverton, Fall River citizens take tour of Twin River casino site
(Rhode Island) -- Near the intersection of Stafford Road and William S. Canning Boulevard, where Twin River-Tiverton LLC plans to build an 80,000-square-foot casino, at...

4/14/2017

article Gambling with Wildlife? Report Says New Casino Will Push More Deer Into Backyards
(Rhode Island) -- Save Tiverton, a citizens group concerned about the environmental impact of the new Twin River gambling casino, served notice this week it is not...
article Public invited Saturday, April 15 to walk casino site (sub req.)
(Rhode Island) -- The public will get a chance on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m.. to walk the site of the proposed Tiverton casino, guided by Twin River casino officials,...

4/10/2017

article Casino push goes full tilt in Tiverton
(Rhode Island) -- The race to the gaming tables has begun in earnest. The next month will see a series of meetings between town officials and Twin River officers as the...

3/12/2017

article 'Save Tiverton' Seeks Peer Review on Casino Site
(Rhode Island) -- Save Tiverton, a group of local residents concerned about the land use impacts of the proposed Twin River casino, wants the Town Council to postpone...

3/2/2017

article Twin River wants to give away more ‘free play’
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Management Group — which operates both R.I. casinos — believes their competitors in Connecticut and Massachusetts give way much...

2/22/2017

article Tiverton casino construction on track for July 2018 opening
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Management Group is on track with what executives call an aggressive but doable timeline to open a casino in Tiverton by July 2018. Late...

2/21/2017

article Tiverton casino progressing on schedule, Twin River Management Group says
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Management Group is on track with what executives call an aggressive but doable timeline to open a casino in Tiverton by July 2018. Late...

2/9/2017

article At R.I. casino, a blizzard doesn't stop the action
(Rhode Island) -- The biggest gamble in play at Twin River Casino Thursday afternoon — which to its visitors appeared like a mirage out of a seamless world of...

1/20/2017

article Tiverton casino on 'fast track' following DEM ruling
(Rhode Island) -- The plans by Twin River to build a casino and hotel on 45 acres off of William S. Canning Boulevard represents an "insignificant alteration"...

1/19/2017

article Twin Rivers looking for Tiverton area residents for casino dealers
(Rhode Island) -- The ground isn't broken or even yet cleared, but Twin River is taking its first step toward running a casino in town. It is recruiting for the 30...

1/17/2017

article Twin Rivers Goes Before Planning Board Tuesday Jan. 17
(Rhode Island) -- The casino gambling group meets tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 17) with the Planning Board to conduct an "informal concept plan review," according to...
article Flashback: Lincoln residents voice concerns about Lincoln Park [video]
(Rhode Island) -- Ten years ago, the facility then known as Lincoln Park was struggling to stay solvent and win the support of town residents.

1/16/2017

article Twin River to present draft of casino plan to Tiverton Planning Board on Tuesday
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River will present a rough draft of its plans for a casino at a public workshop on Tuesday hosted by the town Planning Board. Even though the...

1/15/2017

article Twin River to present draft of casino plan to Tiverton Planning Board on Tuesday
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River will present a rough draft of its plans for a casino at a public workshop on Tuesday hosted by the town Planning Board. Even though the...

1/13/2017

article Twin River to present casino plans Tuesday to Tiverton board
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River begins its march through the regulatory forest Tuesday when it presents a rough draft of its plans for a casino to the town Planning Board.

1/11/2017

article Opponents seek strong environmental review of Tiverton casino plans
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River begins its march through the regulatory forest Tuesday when it presents a rough draft of its plans for a casino to the town Planning Board....

1/2/2017

article Fall River's South End betting its future on Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- The casino planned in Tiverton by Twin River Management Group and the reconstruction of the old New Harbour Mall has increased economic development in...

1/1/2017

article Five More Memorable Stories of 2016
(Rhode Island) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have hogged election coverage headlines on Nov. 8, but there was suspense in Tiverton, as the outcome of the...

11/30/2016

article Construction for hotel at Twin River in Lincoln slated for spring
(Rhode Island) -- With one major construction project on the horizon for the operators of Twin River Casino, another one is now scheduled to begin: a new hotel at the...

11/28/2016

article Tiverton casino project moving forward in divided town
(Rhode Island) -- While a plan to build New England's newest casino in Tiverton is moving forward after narrowly winning approval from town voters, some remain wary...

11/15/2016

article 20 indicted in R.I. State Police gambling sting
(Rhode Island) -- Twenty people have been indicted by a statewide grand jury for allegedly participating in "a multimillion dollar organized criminal gambling...

11/13/2016

article Now that Tiverton casino is a 'go', opponents still push for protective measures
(Rhode Island) -- The site of the future casino in Tiverton will soon see table games and slots, bars and restaurants, and an 84-room hotel. The project is expected to...

11/12/2016

article Rhode Island Votes for New Casino a Stone’s Throw from Massachusetts Border
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s voters have hit back against Massachusetts’ gambling expansion by voting to authorize a new casino in Tiverton, just a few...

11/11/2016

article Now that Tiverton casino is a 'go', opponents still push for protective measures
(Rhode Island) -- The site of the future casino in Tiverton will soon see table games and slots, bars and restaurants, and an 84-room hotel. The project is expected to...
article Tiverton voters approve building a casino
(Rhode Island) -- The house won the casino game. Town voters gave Twin River Management Group permission to build a casino in town. With mail ballots counted, the local...

11/10/2016

article After mail ballot count, Tiverton casino still a go
(Rhode Island) -- The Tiverton casino moved a step closer to reality Thursday when the addition of mail and emergency ballots to the vote count reaffirmed the measure...
article Casino Coming to Tiverton: Question 8 Passes By 366 Votes
(Rhode Island) -- Question 8 has passed, according to the Board of Elections. The results are still unofficial, but the updated numbers, as of 7:04 p.m. showed the pro-...
article Fate of Rhode Island casino remains unclear
(Rhode Island) -- Proponents of a casino planned for Tiverton, R.I., just 380 feet from the Massachusetts state line, say they are “cautiously optimistic”...

11/9/2016

article Rhode Island casino approval hinges on absentee ballots
(Rhode Island) -- Proponents of a new Rhode Island casino are waiting for the results of mail-in ballots from the town of Tiverton before declaring victory in Tuesday...
article Voters pass Twin River referendum
(Rhode Island) -- Voters in Lincoln overwhelmingly passed Question 1, a move Town Administrator Joseph Almond said will allow the state to compete with nearby casinos in...

11/8/2016

article A Grand Goodbye: Casino Will Leave Newport, Tiverton Bound
(Rhode Island) -- Once again Rhode Island voters were asked to approve building a full-scale casino, this time in Tiverton, near the Massachusetts border. Question 1,...
article Outcome for casino in Tiverton hinges on absentee ballots
(Rhode Island) -- The fate of a Tiverton casino still hung in the balance late Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, Tiverton residents appeared to narrowly give...
article RI approves Tiverton casino; still needs local approval
(Rhode Island) -- Whether the owners of Twin River get to build a new casino in Tiverton is now up to town voters. Voters statewide approved Question 2 on the ballot,...
article Tiverton Casino Question Passes Local Ballot
(Rhode Island) -- A casino 400 feet from the Massachusetts border would become a reality if Tiverton voters approved Question 8 on the local ballot and the statewide...

11/7/2016

article R.I. casino vote could set stage for competition with Mass.
(Rhode Island) -- Massachusetts residents won’t vote on a ballot question Tuesday that would allow a new casino to open in Rhode Island. But the casino executives...
article Rhode Island Voters Could Approve Casino 400 Feet From Massachusetts Border
(Rhode Island) -- When Rhode Island residents go to the polls on Tuesday, they’ll be voting on a ballot question that could have big implications in Massachusetts...

11/6/2016

article EDITORIAL: Question #1, Expansion of Gambling is a Business Decision
(Rhode Island) -- Make no mistake about it - Rhode Island is “hooked” on revenue from gaming. The casinos and the lottery are sadly our state’s fifth...
article R.I. casino vote could set stage for competition with Mass.
(Rhode Island) -- Massachusetts residents won’t vote on a ballot question Tuesday that would allow a new casino to open in Rhode Island. But the casino executives...

11/4/2016

article The Bottom Line: The Promise And Peril Of The Casino Question
(Rhode Island) -- Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.
article Kathleen Griffith: Tiverton casino plan a bad idea
(Rhode Island) -- Although most of what I have to say has already been said more eloquently, I feel it is worth repeating. Some taxpayers in Tiverton believe that a...
article Rev. Joseph T. Runner: Casino's costs would far exceed any windfall
(Rhode Island) -- The Oct. 12 editorial (“Yes on Question 1”) urged citizens to vote in favor of expanding gambling in Rhode Island by allowing a casino to...

11/3/2016

article Randy R. Noka: Prejudice, racism are factors in past casino votes
(Rhode Island) -- Next week, Rhode Island residents will vote on a proposed casino in Tiverton. I will vote no, not because I oppose casinos but because I oppose racism...
article Nearby Fall River businesses would welcome Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- Businesses close to the proposed Twin River casino are ready to roll the dice on the plans. “I say, go for it,” said Calie Berthelette,...
article Rhody Votes '16: Tiverton Residents Consider Twin River Casino Proposal
(Rhode Island) -- Next week voters go to the polls to pick the next president of the United States. Rhode Island voters also vote on several statewide issues, including...

10/30/2016

article Voters to decide fate of casino planned in Colonial-era town
(Rhode Island) -- The state's most expensive political race this season will end when voters decide Nov. 8 whether a casino operator can build a gambling hall next...

10/26/2016

article Pros and Cons for the Tiverton Casino - What Each Side Says
(Rhode Island) -- Some in Tiverton are not too excited about a casino coming their way. While the Rhode Island budget may be hooked on the revenue, some in Tiverton -- a...

10/25/2016

article Pros and Cons for the Tiverton Casino - What Each Side Says
(Rhode Island) -- Some in Tiverton are not too excited about a casino coming their way. While the Rhode Island budget may be hooked on the revenue, some in Tiverton -- a...

10/24/2016

article Statewide Voters, Tiverton Residents To Decide about Casino Gambling
(Rhode Island) -- Casino gambling could come to Tiverton, if both the statewide ballot question and the local ballot question pass. Historically, the gambling ballot...

10/14/2016

article Casino plan dominates R.I. political TV ads
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s November ballot includes seven ballot questions, but only the Question 1 casino measure has been dominating air time on broadcast...

10/12/2016

article More than $1.7 million reported spent on Tiverton casino campaign
(Rhode Island) -- Citizens to Create Jobs and Protect Revenue Inc. spent more than $883,000 in September on a big advertising push for a statewide referendum to build a...

10/11/2016

article Editorial: Vote Yes on Question 1 on Tiverton casino
(Rhode Island) -- Last year, Twin River, which runs a successful casino in Lincoln, purchased the Newport Grand Casino. Even before completing the deal, it proposed a...

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