Sports betting arrives at Twin River Casino

Sports betting arrives at Twin River Casino


(DN) RHODE ISLAND IS THE LATEST STATE TO EXPAND GAMING — AS SPORTS BETTING BECOMES LEGAL IN THE OCEAN STATE TODAY. (PL) ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS OF THE GAMING — HOUSE SPEAKER NICHOLAS MATTIELLO WILL BE ON HAND TO PLACE A CEREMONIAL FIRST BET. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ALEXANDRA LESLIE IS LIVE OUTSIDE TWIN RIVER NOW WITH MORE. (AL) THIS WAS ALL MADE POSSIBLE AFTER A LANDMARK DECISION BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT TO ALLOW ORGANIZED SPORTS BETTING IN MAY… RHODE ISLAND ADDED IT TO THE STATE BUDGET BY THE SUMMER. THE OCEAN STATE APPROVED IT QUICKLY- BEFORE MASSACHUSETTS AND CONNECTICUT DOVE INTO THE ISSUE. SO FAR- LAWMAKERS SET IT UP SO THAT SPORTS BETTING WOULD ONLY ALLOWED AT TWIN RIVERS’ LINCOLN AND TIVERTON LOCATIONS. IT’S EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN TIVERTON BY MID-DECEMBER. ACCORDING TO THE BUDGET, THE STATE WILL RECEIVE 51% OF THE REVENUE. LEGISLATORS BANKED ON $23.5 MILLION FOR THIS BUDGET YEAR UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT BETTING WOULD BE IN PLACE BY OCT. 1. AFTER A WEEKS-LONG DELAY, THE ESTIMATE HAS BEEN LOWERED TO $11.5 MILLION. STILL, LAWMAKERS SAY IT’S A POSITIVE BEING FIRST INTO THE MARKET. we’re in sports gaming earlier than a lot of other states and we have a better percentage for the tax payers than any state that’s doing it right now (AL) AT 3 THIS AFTERNOON, THE FIRST CEREMONIAL BETS WILL BE PLACED BY RHODE ISLAND’S HOUSE SPEAKER, SENATE PRESIDENT, AND TWIN RIVER OFFICIALS. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE SIMULCAST AREA ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE CASINO. REPORTING LIVE IN LINCOLN, I’M ALEXANDRA LESLIE, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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