Rhode Island House Passes Bill For New Casino
Las Vegas-Style Casino Would Be Built Near MA Border
A bill on the table that would allow Rhode Island voters to decide whether a new casino can be built in the town of Tiverton is moving through legislature.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Rhode Island’s House of Representatives voted 96-4 Wednesday in favor of the referendum. The bill was still making progress in the Senate as of Thursday.
The property would come from Twin River Management Group, which operators the Newport Grand slots parlor. The new Las Vegas-style casino would replace Newport Grand, the report said. Voters in Newport rejected a proposed $40 million expansion of that facility in 2012.
The casino operator also owns Twin River Casino in Lincoln, which opened a 16-table poker room just this past December. Twin River received the OK to add house-banked table games a few years ago.
A successful statewide referendum would then put the issue up to Tiverton voters.
Rhode Island’s gambling industry yields the state more than $350 million annually in tax revenue, but some see that as under threat by gambling expansion in Massachusetts.
The Tiverton casino would have 85,000 square feet of gaming and hotel space.
|1||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|2||Gilbert Arenas Bets $500,000 On Cavs Title|
|3||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|4||Oldest California Card Room Loses License|
|5||Talal Shakerchi Wins 2016 SCOOP Main Event|
|6||Inaugural WSOP Colossus Draws Largest Field Ever|
|7||Online Poker Ban Defeated Again On Capitol Hill|
|8||Poker Strategy: Why Don't They Bet?|
|9||Rapper's Deal With I-Poker Group Has $400M Upside|
|10||New Wynn Poker Room Opens Thursday Night|
|1||Lederer Apologizes For His Role In Full Tilt Fiasco|
|2||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|3||Full Tilt's Poker Platform To Be Retired May 17|
|4||Legendary Gambler Indicted For Insider Trading|
|5||Poker Pro Brian Rast Wins $600K In Biking Prop Bet|
|6||Gilbert Arenas Bets $500,000 On Cavs Title|
|7||JP McManus Wins $17 Million In Backgammon Session|
|8||Full Tilt Poker Money Denied To 1,500 Players|
|9||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|10||Oldest California Card Room Loses License|