R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

SPORTS BETS placed in Rhode Island resulted in gamblers losing $851,788 in August. Above, guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SPORTS BETS placed in Rhode Island resulted in gamblers losing $851,788 in August. Above, guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery. The August figures are the last figures prior to the launch of mobile betting in the state and the last before the start of the National Football League regular season. The state’s…

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