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Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says

The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim Carpenter, who earned a six-figure salary working for the casino, alleges that she was fired after complaining about both sexual harassment and racial discrimination. She says she was subject to a "sexist social atmosphere" and that the casino's general manager became angry at her for booking a nightclub event that involved "primarily black people."

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Rhode Island Gaming

4/19/2019

article American Gaming Association Says Rhode Island Misused Sports Betting Data
(Rhode Island) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) says Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D)and state politicians misused statistics on sports betting in order...

4/18/2019

article $40M Error: Raimondo Administration Misused Data on Sports Betting Says AGA
(Rhode Island) -- RI’s new sports betting program is underperforming by 90% and top experts with the leading gaming group say Rhode Island’s projections were...

4/17/2019

article Lincoln aims for increase in sports betting compensation
(Rhode Island) -- As legislation that would expand the scope of sports betting activities in Rhode Island appears before the General Assembly this spring, officials in...

4/13/2019

article Tiverton close to $1 million jackpot in casino revenue
(Rhode Island) -- The opening of the Twin River Tiverton Casino Hotel has resulted in nearly a million dollars in gambling revenue to the town since opening to the...

4/8/2019

article Sports betting revenue declines in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island has released its legal sports betting revenue results, which points to a decline in revenues for the first time. The loss is attributed to...

4/7/2019

article Odds get longer for sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again -- and covered the spread, too -- all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode...

3/31/2019

article Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K
(Rhode Island) -- Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were...

3/30/2019

press release Governor signs bill to allow mobile sports wagering
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Speaker of...

3/29/2019

article Gambling problem: R.I. sports betting operation lost $900K last month
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s legal sports betting operation lost nearly $900,000 in February, falling further behind revenue expectations for the year,...
article Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K
(Rhode Island) -- Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were...

3/28/2019

article Rhode Island governor signs mobile betting legislation, but timing of app launch unclear
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday signed into law legislation allowing people to wager on sports from anywhere in Rhode Island once the state launches an...

3/27/2019

article Rhode Island governor gives mobile sports betting bill the green light
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed a bill that will give the green light to mobile sports betting in the Ocean State.

3/26/2019

article Raimondo gives green light for mobile betting in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Sports fans in Rhode Island will be able to place wagers using their mobile devices in future rather than physically attend the sportsbooks at Twin...

3/25/2019

article Governor Raimondo signs law legalizing mobile sports betting in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Speaker of...
article Raimondo signs mobile betting legislation, but timing of app launch unclear
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday signed into law legislation allowing people to wager on sports from anywhere in Rhode Island once the state launches an...
article Rhode Island governor signs bill for mobile sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s governor signed a bill Monday that will allow sports betting to move online. The General Assembly said in a statement that...
article Rhode Island Sports Betting Will Go Mobile Soon After Governor Signs Bill
(Rhode Island) -- Less than a year after launching two retail sportsbooks, Rhode Island sports betting is ready to go mobile. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law S 37, a...

3/23/2019

article Casino to extend sports betting hours for March Madness
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino in Rhode Island says it's planning to extend its sports betting hours during the NCAA basketball tournament. Casino general...
article Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets
(Rhode Island) -- Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows betting on sports....
article Man accused of robbing 80-year-old at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- A man has been accused of robbing an 80-year-old man at Twin River Casino Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. Lincoln police said 21-year-old...

3/22/2019

article Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says
(Rhode Island) -- The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim...
article 80-year-old injured in robbery at Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- An 80-year-old man was injured in a strong-armed robbery at Twin River Casino on Thursday, Lincoln Police reported. Police arrested Richard Settipane,...

3/21/2019

article Twin River Casino sees massive crowds for sports betting as NCAA Tournament begins
(Rhode Island) -- Legalized sports betting has gotten got its biggest test in Rhode Island on Thursday. The NCAA men's basketball tournament is underway and Twin...

3/18/2019

article Lawmakers mull gambling in digital age
(Rhode Island) -- For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they...
article R.I. casinos prep for ‘March Madness’ by installing self-service kiosks
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s casinos expect to have self-service kiosks in place this week to help accommodate an anticipated boom in business due to “...

3/17/2019

article Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones
(Rhode Island) -- For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they...

3/16/2019

article Twin River is adding self-service kiosks for sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino is trying to add self-service kiosks for sports betting in time for the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Rhode Island...

3/14/2019

article Rhode Island online wagering bill poised become law
(Rhode Island) -- Mobile wagering in Rhode Island is awaiting approval from Governor Gina Raimondo to come into law, after the state’s House of Representatives...

3/13/2019

article Rhode Island General Assembly votes to legalize mobile sports wagering
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island General Assembly today approved legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence,...
article Rhode Island lawmakers approve mobile sports betting bill
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor's desk. Rhode Island is the only...

3/12/2019

article House GOP Seeks Supreme Court Advisory on Online Sports Betting
(Rhode Island) -- The House Republican Caucus is seeking a Supreme Court advisory opinion regarding the legality of two bills that would authorize online sports betting...
article Online sports betting gets House OK, sent to Raimondo’s desk
(Rhode Island) -- The state House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize online sports betting Tuesday — waving away objections from Republicans that the...
article Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on mobile sports betting bill
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island lawmakers are voting on a bill Tuesday to expand sports betting by allowing such gambling to move online. Rhode Island is the only New...
article Rhode Island Online Sports Betting Is One Step From Reality
(Rhode Island) -- While the majority of US states struggle to pass sports betting legislation, lawmakers in Rhode Island have now done it twice in consecutive years. The...

3/9/2019

article Rhode Island Republican Lawmakers Considering Suing to Stop Sports Betting
(Rhode Island) -- Last week, the Rhode Island Republican Party stated it is may consider suing the State of Rhode Island in an effort to stop the expansion of sports...

3/8/2019

article Rhode Island Republicans Threaten Lawsuit to Block Mobile Sports Betting
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Republicans have thrown a spectacular monkey wrench into the works of a legislative movement to authorize mobile sports betting.

3/5/2019

article Legalization of mobile sports betting clears another hurdle
(Rhode Island) -- The legalization of mobile sports betting has cleared another hurdle at the Rhode Island State House. On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee approved...

2/28/2019

article MLB asks Rhode Island to ban bets on spring training games
(Rhode Island) -- Gambling regulators in Rhode Island are reviewing a request from Major League Baseball to ban betting on spring training games. The league has asked...

2/15/2019

article State Senate Moves Rhode Island Sports Betting One Step Closer To Mobile
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation, but it’s still inconvenient to have to drive to one of its two casinos to bet on sports. The...

2/14/2019

article Rhode Island Senate Approves Mobile Sports Betting Bill
(Rhode Island) -- Big news out of Rhode Island: the Rhode Island Senate passes a measure on Wednesday that legalizes mobile sports betting within the state.

2/13/2019

article Bill for mobile sports betting passes Rhode Island Senate
(Rhode Island) -- A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday. Expanding...
article RI Senate approves mobile sports betting legislation
(Rhode Island) -- Mobile sports betting is one step closer to becoming a reality in Rhode Island after the Senate voted to allow mobile wagering through the Twin River...
article State Senate votes to allow mobile sports wagering; measure moves to House of Representatives
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island Senate today approved legislation introduced bySenate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) that...

2/11/2019

article Twin River Casino operator hopes to merge with Dover Downs
(Rhode Island) -- Dover Downs is a public company, with stock listed on the New York Stock exchange. So, Twin River, besides gaining another casino, will also be...

2/7/2019

article Move To Legalize Mobile Sports Betting Advances In Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island cleared its first legislative hurdle and is headed for a floor vote. A state Senate...

2/6/2019

article Pats’ win a losing proposition for R.I. casinos
(Rhode Island) -- Bettors placed $6.5 million in Super Bowl-related wagers at Rhode Island’s two casinos and pocketed nearly $2.4 million in winnings, the Rhode...

2/5/2019

article Rhode Island won't disclose amount legally bet on Super Bowl
(Rhode Island) -- Officials in Rhode Island won’t say how much gamblers wagered specifically on the Super Bowl at the two local casinos that accept bets....

2/2/2019

article Rhode Island casino company to buy three casinos in Colorado
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings has entered into an agreement to buy three casinos in Colorado from a subsidiary of Affinity Gaming, the companies...

1/31/2019

article Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl
(Rhode Island) -- Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can...

1/29/2019

article Gamblers wager $13M on sports in December in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Gamblers placed about $13 million in wagers on professional sports during the first full month of legalized sports betting in Rhode Island.

1/28/2019

article Sports betting has generated $500K in revenue since it was legalized in RI
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting in Rhode Island is gaining momentum since it became legal late last year. According to Paul Grimaldi of the R.I. Department of Revenue,...

1/21/2019

article Three Rivers Casino promotes from within for new CEO
(Rhode Island) -- Three Rivers Casino Resort has named Dan Condy as its new chief executive officer. Condy, who formerly was director of gaming, joined the casino in...

1/19/2019

article Tiverton’s take from casino so far is $552,810
(Rhode Island) -- The town’s take from gambling at the Twin River Tiverton Casino Hotel that opened 4½ months ago on Sept. 1 has passed the half-million...
article Teaching assistant fired after casino rant caught on video
(Rhode Island) -- A Rhode Island teaching assistant has been fired after she was caught on video making what school officials called racist and violent remarks to a man...
article Warwick teaching assistant fired after viral video rant
(Rhode Island) -- The Warwick School Committee voted unanimously on Friday to terminate Hoxsie Elementary School teaching assistant Kerry Thibault, who was caught...

1/16/2019

article Online Rhode Island Sports Betting? Senate President Introduces New Bill
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island could have online sports betting apps as soon as this year, if one of the top lawmakers in the state gets his way. President of the Senate...
article Senate President Ruggerio to introduce legislation for mobile sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Senate President Dominick Ruggerio plans to introduce his long-promised legislation to allow mobile sports betting on Wednesday, setting the stage for...

1/5/2019

article Boston TV Station Says 14 Children Left in Cars at RI Area Casinos
(Rhode Island) -- Boston TV Station-25 is reporting that there is a growing trend of gamblers at area casinos of leaving their small children alone in cars as they go...
article Laborers union, IGT and Twin River lead list of inaugural gala sponsors
(Rhode Island) -- Some of Rhode Island’s biggest corporations opened their checkbooks to pay for Gov. Gina Raimondo’s inaugural ball, including the gaming...

12/31/2018

article Rhode Island’s first week of sports betting sees $680k in wagers
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting began in Rhode Island in late November when the Twin River Casino began offering the wagering option. The Lincoln casino was able to see...

12/30/2018

article NFL games popular at Lincoln’s Twin River? Bet on it
(Rhode Island) -- Tim Potts, of Milton, Massachusetts, at the Sportsbook Bar & Grill on Sunday afternoon, reflected on what brought him to Twin River Hotel and...

12/29/2018

article McNamara: Get ready, sports betting coming to a Man Cave near you
(Rhode Island) -- Like any intrepid sports reporter, curiosity almost always wins out so I just had to see just what sports gambling in Rhode Island looks like at Twin...

12/28/2018

article $682,700 wagered in R.I. over first 5 days of sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Gamblers wagered $682,714 on athletic competitions in the first five days of legal sports betting at Twin River Casino, the Rhode Island Lottery...

12/25/2018

article Tiverton Year in Review: Casino, new hires topped news
(Rhode Island) -- The opening of the Tiverton Casino Hotel in September, after more than a year of construction of the $140 million facility and a new traffic roundabout...

12/21/2018

article Twin River Casino opens new bar for sports bettors
(Rhode Island) -- Overwhelmed at times by the number of people trying to place bets, Twin River Casino opened a new space to wager on games, eat and drink Friday morning.
article Twin River launches second phase of sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino in Lincoln launched its second phase of sports betting by opening the Sportsbook Bar and Grill. The 3,600 square foot restaurant...

12/18/2018

article Rhode Island Senate leader worries about casino staffing for sports bets
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s Senate president says there aren’t enough casino staff to take sports bets and he’s concerned about the state losing...

12/17/2018

article Senate president 'optimistic' online sports betting could be a swipe away next year
(Rhode Island) -- A Rhode Island leader with a ton of political clout is "optimistic" that online sports betting will be on the books and potentially producing...

12/16/2018

article R.I. faces tough budget choices as Raimondo looks ahead to second term
(Rhode Island) -- Beginning her second term facing one of the largest midyear budget holes since she took office, Gov. Gina Raimondo is pondering a number of new sources...

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...

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