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UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will stronger regs save vape shops?

White Horse Vapor expanded quickly over the past six years, growing from a single store in North Providence to three in Rhode Island and...
RHODE ISLAND launched mobile sports betting Wednesday. Above, the mobile app's login screen. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Mobile sports betting service expands to Tiverton

PROVIDENCE – Two weeks after the R.I. Lottery launched its mobile sports betting service at the Twin River Casino, it has expanded Sportsbook Rhode...
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 GOOD BET? TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is challenging the contract that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly reached with International Game Technology that ties the company and 1,100 jobs to Rhode Island until 2043 while providing the technology that is used by all channels of gaming overseen by the R.I. Lottery. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Is the 20-year extension of IGT’s contract to provide technology to...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and leaders of the General Assembly announced a proposal to extend International Game Technology PLC’s contract to provide technology...
TWIN RIVER plan to lay off 100 casino workers due to the impact of Encore Boston Harbor casino on table games in Lincoln. Above, Marc Crisafulli, the newly named president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River plans layoffs after Encore introduction

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. expects to lay off roughly 100 Rhode Island casino workers, the company confirmed Friday. The company cited 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...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
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...
TELLING STORIES: Veterans, from left, Daniel Thurston, Dave Minto and Dan Evangelista talk in the Rhode Island Military Organization lounge at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The men were on hand in honor of Vietnam War pilot Lt. Col. Fredric Moore Mellor, shot down over the jungles of North Vietnam, whose remains were brought home last month.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Veteran-service charities face varied challenges to fundraising efforts

Old hands at fundraising know the top three things that draw donors and their donations to a cause. “Animals, then kids, then veterans are usually...
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...
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