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VISITORS POSE FOR PHOTOS with the Bumblebee character at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Mattel mired in longest slump since 2015, eyes Hasbro licenses

NEW YORK – Mattel Inc. extended its longest streak of daily declines since 2015 after Goldman Sachs analysts cut estimates following the toymaker’s loss...
VISITORS POSE FOR PHOTOS with the Bumblebee character at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Hasbro reboots Transformers for Gen X dads and their daughters

PAWTUCKET – “Bumblebee” – the sixth Transformers movie in 11 years – has been described by Hasbro Inc. executives as setting a new tone, one...
DONALD R. SWEITZER will retire as chairman of IGT on Dec. 31. / COURTESY IGT

IGT Chairman Sweitzer to retire

PROVIDENCE – Donald R. Sweitzer, chairman of  International Game Technology PLC, will retire Dec. 31, the company announced this week.Sweitzer worked at IGT and...
THE 2019 OPEN HOUSE AIR SHOW has been cancelled by the R.I. National Guard due to hundreds of upcoming deployments

WJAR: 2019 Air Show canceled due to deployments

NORTH KINGSTOWN - The 2019 Open House Air Show has been canceled by the Rhode Island National Guard, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported Thursday.The National...
SPORTS BETTING in Rhode Island launched Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports betting launches at Twin River Casino

LINCOLN – Live sports betting launched at Twin River Casino Monday at an event with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick...
HASBRO will release an adult party game parody version of five of its classic board games through Target, such as "The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis Parody Edition." / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro to offer adult party game versions of board game classics...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. is poised to release adult party game parody editions of some of its classic board games, the company announced Thursday.The...
THE MGM SPRINGFIELD opened Friday morning in Western Massachusetts, just north of Connecticut. / COURTESY MGM

MGM Springfield opens Friday

PROVIDENCE – The MGM Springfield opened in Springfield, Mass., Friday morning at 11 a.m.The $960 million casino is located just over the Connecticut line,...
FITNESS SERVED: IGT has a robust healthy-activity culture, including company groups that play basketball and volleyball at lunchtime Thursdays at the company’s West Greenwich campus. From far left: Manish Verma, director of technology; Yanna Tow, systems administrator; Frank Staskiewicz, senior printed circuit board designer; Lucas Halkidis, electrical engineering intern; Tom Quaranta, mechanical engineer; Jim Lyons, principal business systems analyst; and Bruce Parkes, consulting hardware engineer. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

IGT’s got game on healthy lifestyle choices

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #1. International Game Technology PLC CEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 7,000When it comes to promoting...
HASBRO reported a $60.3 million profit in the second quarter of 2018, following a $112.5 million loss in the first quarter. In the second quarter of 2017, the company earned $67.7 million. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro turns $60.3M Q2 profit following Q1 rout on Toys R...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a $60.3 million profit in the second quarter of 2018 on Monday, or 48 cents per diluted share, reflecting...

Twin River enters merger agreement with Del.-based Dover Downs, plans to...

LINCOLN - Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. of Dover, Del.,...
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