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A CASE alleging sports betting in Rhode Island is unconstitutional was dismissed in R.I. Superior Court. Above, guests relax in the lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawsuit against sports betting in R.I. dismissed

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit to halt sports gambling in the state has been dismissed from R.I. Superior Court, according to a spokesman for the...
RHODE ISLAND launched mobile sports betting Wednesday. Above, the mobile app's login screen. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Mobile betting launches in R.I. in time for NFL action

PROVIDENCE – Just in the nick of time for the National Football League regular season to begin, Rhode Island has soft-launched its mobile sports-betting...
A MOBILE SPORTS betting app designed for Rhode Island is currently in testing. The state hopes to launch the app before the NFL football season begins on Sept. 5. Above, the sports betting venue at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. mobile sports betting app currently in third-party testing phase

PROVIDENCE – The mobile sports wagering app that would be used by bettors in Rhode Island is currently in testing by a third party,...
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...
MAKING MOVES: Installing Marc Crisafulli, above, as president of Rhode Island ­operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings is the latest move by the entertainment company. Twin River is now publicly traded, is moving its headquarters to downtown Providence and looking to expand outside the Ocean State. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River eyes younger bettors

Marc Crisafulli, the newly named president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., oversees activities at its two local casinos at...
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...
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...
GOVERNMENTAL CASH COLLECTIONS in March totaled $279.2 million, an increase of 0.4% year over year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. cash collections tick up in March

PROVIDENCE – Cash collections in Rhode Island in March totaled $279.2 million, a 0.4% increase year over year, according to the R.I. Department of...

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...
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