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Lee Fenton, the newly appointed chief executive officer of Bally's Corp., who formerly ran Gamesys before it was acquired by the Providence-based company, said the company's new focus on online gaming won't take away from land-based casino operations. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

Bally’s new CEO: Online gambling to complement casino operations, not hurt...

PROVIDENCE – As locally based Bally's Corp. realigns itself to become a digital-first leader of the U.S. gambling market in the wake of a...
TAKING THE RISK: A gambler places sports bets at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier this month. The American Gaming Association projects that 45.2 million Americans will bet on NFL games this season. / AP PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

Legal sports betting spreading across U.S.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – More than half of the United States now offers legal sports betting, just three years after it was allowed by...
A R.I. SUPERIOR COURT judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit that sought to halt sports gambling in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence...
SPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $841,767 in March, marking a significant slowdown amid sports events being cancelled and casinos closing due to the cOVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports-betting revenue slows in March amid COVID-19 shutdowns

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports betting significantly slowed in March, as shutdowns began impacting professional sports leagues across the world due to the COVID-19...
RHODE ISLAND cash collections in March totaled $319.4 million, a 14.4% increase year over year,

R.I. cash collections in March increase 14.4% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Cash collections in Rhode Island in March totaled $319.4 million, a 14.4% increase year over year, according to the R.I. Department of...
SPORTS BETTORS lost a collective $2.3 million in February. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lost $2.3M in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Sports bettors in Rhode Island lost $2.3 million in February, according to the R.I. Lottery’s most recent data. Bettors wagered $28.1 million and...
SPORTS BETTORS lost a collective $3.3 million in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports bettors in R.I. lose record $3.3M in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – Sports bettors wagering in Rhode Island lost a collective $3.3 million in January, marking the state’s highest sports book revenue to date,...
SPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $2.6 million in December. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOSPORTS BETTORS in Rhode Island lost a collective $2.6 million in December. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lose $2.6M in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Sports bettors in Rhode Island lost $2.6 million in December, marking the second-highest sports betting revenue in the state to date, the...
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...
ROOM TO IMPROVE: Revenue from betting at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, as well as at the Tiverton Casino Hotel and through a mobile app, has fallen short of Rhode Island’s projections since sports betting launched last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

N.Y. slow to follow R.I.’s lead in mobile sports betting

New York is unlikely to follow Rhode Island into the mobile sports betting arena anytime soon. Despite a push from state lawmakers who favor letting...

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