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THE HOUSE APPROVED A $9.6 BILLION fiscal 2019 budget on Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House Finance Committee to consider 2019 state budget

PROVIDENCE – A key legislative committee on Friday is expected to take up revisions to the fiscal year 2019 state budget proposal released earlier...
IGT REPORTED a $64. 5 million loss for the first quarter of 2018.

IGT reports $64.5M loss for Q1

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC reported a net loss of $64.5 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared with a net loss...

Sports betting a win for states’ rights

In an important decision for states’ rights announced May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has overturned the federal law that barred gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Federal sports-wagering ban overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country,...
TOUR PREPARATION: John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of Twin River Management Group Inc., which owns Twin River Casino in Lincoln and Newport Grand in Newport, talks with reporters prior to a tour of the construction site for a new hotel at Twin River. If sports betting is made legal in Rhode Island, Twin River's properties will stand to gain more traffic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you look forward to placing a sports bet at a...

Rhode Island is one of 16 states waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on the legality of sports betting, although it is...
TAKING A GAMBLE: A customer reads information inside a betting shop operated by Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc., in London, in July 2015. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is among the state leaders who would like to see Rhode Island legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case this summer that could pave the way for that. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/Chris Ratcliffe

PBN on WJAR-TV, March 19, 2018, ‘Is sports betting a budget...

PROVIDENCE – Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story...
TAKING A GAMBLE: A customer reads information inside a betting shop operated by Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc., in London, in July 2015. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is among the state leaders who would like to see Rhode Island legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case this summer that could pave the way for that. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/Chris Ratcliffe

Is sports betting a budget fix?

John Taylor recently led a tour of the new $30 million hotel under construction at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, a project he said...
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