Report: iGaming revenue would add $18.5M per year to R.I. budget

A NEW REPORT commissioned by the R.I. Department of Revenue says the state could gain $18.5 million per year in general revenue from iGaming. This image shows a free money mobile slot game offered through Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.
BALLY'S CORP., owner of Rhode Island's two casinos, is suing Lincoln and Tiverton to get their property taxes reduced due to COVID-19-related revenue losses. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.
PROVIDENCE – If Rhode Islanders were allowed to use their phones and laptops to play government-regulated online slot machines, table games and poker, the state could make up for tens of millions of dollars in gambling revenue that’s expected to be lost to growing competition in the region, according to a new report commissioned by…

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