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ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR generated $48.6 million in gambling revenue in its first full month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES/JESSICA RINALDI

Wynn’s new Mass. casino scores $49M in first month

LOS ANGELES – Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s new Boston-area resort generated $48.6 million in gambling revenue in its first full month, more than the state’s...
IN STEP: Kristen Boudreau, center, an International Game Technology supply chain analyst, works up a sweat in a step class at the corporate fitness center in West Greenwich. With her, from left, are co-workers Tracie Angelo, Predrag Stojkov and Yanna Tow.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

IGT takes a worldly view in developing well-being mission

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #1: International Game Technology PLC CEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 6,300 LOTTERY AND GAMING...
BETTORS LOST $6.9 million in fiscal 2019 on sports wagering in Rhode Island. Above, guests watch games in the lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bettors lose as casinos gain $6.9M on sports betting in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Bettors lost $6.9 million in Rhode Island on sports betting in fiscal 2019, according to the R.I. Lottery this week. That number...

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 1, 2019

As it readies for growth nationally, Twin River sees sports betting as a link to a younger demographic at home. Every week, PBN Editor Mark...
SPORTSBOOK: Guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The casino’s sports-betting venue opened in late November and, together with the sportsbook at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which opened a week later, generated nearly $624,000 through March.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Delays, misjudgment hamper R.I. take from sports betting

Sports gambling is still projected as a strong revenue source for Rhode Island, but not an annual fix for whatever ails the state budget. A...

R.I. has second-highest spending per capita on lottery in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders spent $502.01 on the lottery per capita in 2017, the second-highest amount in the nation only to Massachusetts, according to...

Global gaming company IGT launches PlayBingo in Norway

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC announced that Norway’s state lottery operator has launched IGT’s new digital PlayBingo platform. The platform was awarded to IGT...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest per capita expenditure on lottery in the nation in 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. has second-highest spending per capita on lottery in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders spent $502.01 on the lottery per capita in 2017, the second-highest amount in the nation only to Massachusetts, according to...
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...

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