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LEGISLATION ALLOWING for the launch of mobile sports betting in Rhode Island has been passed by the R.I. General Assembly. The governor is supportive of the legislation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

General Assembly passes mobile betting legislation

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly approved legislation to allow mobile sports betting in the state through the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and...
FISCAL YEAR TO DATE in January, book revenue from sports betting totaled $1.2 million on $32.8 million in bets. The state receives 51 percent of book revenue after operating and allocable expenses. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports betting revenue through Jan. trails projections

PROVIDENCE – Sports book revenue from late November through January in Rhode Island has totaled $1.2 million, of which, the state would collect roughly...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Senate approves mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill allowing mobile sports betting through Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.“The new in-person Sportsbook...

Business and political leaders discuss state priorities at Chamber lunch

PROVIDENCE – Business and political leaders gathered on Wednesday to consider new proposals before the General Assembly this year, including mobile sports betting, legalizing...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Did the state make the right move in legalizing sports betting?

Heavy betting in Rhode Island on the Feb.3 Super Bowl will help boost state coffers. That's because the state receives 51 percent of the revenue from...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Super Bowl boosts R.I. coffers

Rhode Islanders can thank the New England Patriots for more than just another NFL championship.While the long-term success of legalized sports betting in Rhode...
THERE WAS $6.5 million wagered on bets in Rhode Island related to the National Football League's 2019 Super Bowl held on Sunday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

DOR: $6.5M wagered in R.I. on bets related to Super Bowl

PROVIDENCE - Bettors in Rhode Island wagered $6.5 million on bets related to the 2019 Super Bowl, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
SPORTS BETTING in Rhode Island launched Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports betting launches at Twin River Casino

LINCOLN – Live sports betting launched at Twin River Casino Monday at an event with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick...

IGT inks 3-casino betting deal with Choctaw Indians in Mississippi

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC has extended its sports-betting services to tribal gaming in Mississippi, the company announced in a press release.Under a...
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