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NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House passes 20-year deal to run state-sponsored lottery

PROVIDENCE - The House on Tuesday approved an agreement with International Game Technology PLC, and its partner, Bally's Corp., for a 20-year deal to...

House Finance Committee passes reworked lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee passed its amended lottery contract legislation by a vote of 11 to two on Thursday at Veterans...
DOWN TO BUSINESS: The House Committee on Finance’s Subcommittee on Human Services holds a meeting at the Statehouse in December to get an update on overspending at the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the R.I. Office of Veterans Services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Budget deficit, lottery contract, minimum wage among controversial issues facing General...

As Rhode Island lawmakers return for the 2020 legislative session on Jan. 7, some of the most pressing questions they’re expected to face this...
MASSACHUSETTS CASINO REVENUES are trailing projections, but it isn't immediately clear as to why. Pictured is the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., which opened in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES/JESSICA RINALDI

Globe: Unclear why Mass. gambling revenue trailing expectations

PROVIDENCE – Casino revenue in Massachusetts is falling short of estimates, the Boston Globe reported Monday. Encore Boston Harbor is currently on pace to close...

Sports betting a win for states’ rights

In an important decision for states’ rights announced May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by...
THE VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS at Newport Grand. Newport Grand and Twin River Casino contribute $1 billion in economic activity in Rhode Island, according to a report released Thursday from the American Gaming Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Report: Casinos in R.I. contribute $1B in economic activity

PROVIDENCE – The two commercial casinos in Rhode Island contribute $1 billion in economic activity, and gaming supports 5,496 jobs, which pay more than...

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