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THE R.I. SENATE approved legislation Tuesday that would pave the way for the state's 20-year lottery agreement with International Game Technology PLC and Bally's Corp. / PBN PHOTO BY CASSIUS SHUMAN

GA approves 20-year IGT/Bally’s lottery agreement

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Tuesday voted, 28-5, to approve the IGT/Bally's Corp. agreement for a 20-year deal to run state-sponsored gambling services. Passage of...
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...
CLOSED FOR NOW: Foxwoods Resort Casino, above, on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Ledyard, Conn., and Mohegan Sun Inc. in Uncasville, Conn., have been shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to some of the biggest spikes in jobless numbers in Connectict. / AP FILE PHOTO/BOB CHILD

Closures of Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun sting rural eastern Conn.

NORWICH, Conn. – Unemployment in eastern Connecticut is soaring, despite relatively few cases of COVID-19 in the region, largely because the pandemic forced two...
SPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $2.7 million in November. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lose $2.7M in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Sports bettors in Rhode Island lost a collective $2.7 million in November, marking the largest sports book revenue since sports betting launched...
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...

Audit: Lottery transfer to R.I. general fund increases 8.9% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Lottery had an operating revenue of $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2019, a 21.5% increase year over year, according to...
THE R.I. LOTTERY transferred $397.3 million to the general fund in fiscal year 2019, according to an audit report from the R.I. Office of the Auditor General released Monday.

Audit: Lottery transfer to R.I. general fund increases 8.9% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Lottery had an operating revenue of $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2019, a 21.5% increase year over year, according to...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...
NATIONAL GRID has agreed to rebate $7.9 million to ratepayers as the result of a settlement with the state over over-collections that occurred after the 2017 corporate tax rate cut. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

R.I. April sports book revenue highest of any month

PROVIDENCE – Sport betting took in the most revenue in April of any month, despite a dip in the amount bet at Rhode Island...

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