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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...
SPORTS BETTING: Attorney Joseph Larisa, founder of Larisa Law in Providence, stands in front of the Superior Court building in Providence. Larisa is representing Dr. Daniel S. Harrop, a Providence psychiatrist who has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking to overturn state approval of sports betting unless it is approved by voters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For some, sports betting is not a panacea, it’s just illegal

Did Rhode Island voters approve sports betting when they agreed to allow table games at the state’s casinos? A lawsuit filed this month in state...

R.I. sports bettors lose $1.5M amid March Madness

PROVIDENCE – Sports-betting revenue after payouts in Rhode Island was $1.5 million in March, a sharp turnaround from an $890,623 loss in February, according...
GAMBLERS LOST $1.5 million on sports betting in Rhode Island in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

R.I. sports bettors lose $1.5M amid March Madness

PROVIDENCE – Sports betting revenue after payouts in Rhode Island was $1.5 million in March, a sharp turnaround from an $890,623 loss in February,...

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