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THE R.I. SENATE finance committee will begin its review of the International Game Technology PLC contract next week. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ PAM BHATIA

R.I. Senate hearing to begin on review of IGT contract

PROVIDENCE – After months of argument waged in news reports and through paid advertisements, the state’s legislative leaders are getting down to the business...
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...
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...
THE PROPOSED IGT CONTRACT extension to run the Rhode Island lottery would allow the company to count qualifying contractors as full time equivalent employees. Currently, the contract does not count contractors.

IGT, governor contest depiction of proposed contract

PROVIDENCE – In response to continuing questions surrounding the proposed extension of International Game Technology PLC’s contract with the state to supply technology and...
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...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...
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...
TWIN RIVER completed a auctioned buyback offer, purchasing roughly 2.5 million shares at the lowest price it solicited initially.

Twin River closes stock repurchase auction, buying back 6.2% of its...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. finished its Dutch auction tender offer, purchasing roughly 2.5 million shares at a price of $29.50 per...
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