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Twin River Officials To Present Plans For Casino To Tiverton Residents

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Twin River’s leadership plans to hold an informational meeting in Tiverton Monday on its proposed casino. Twin River hopes to transfer the gambling...

Twin River’s leadership plans to hold an informational meeting in Tiverton Monday on its proposed casino. Twin River hopes to transfer the gambling license for Newport Grand to an undeveloped northern Tiverton site on the state line with Massachusetts.

Twin River officials are slated to offer an introductory presentation on their proposal during a 7 pm meeting at Tiverton Middle School. Tivertown Town Administrator Matthew Wojcik said his sense is that residents are looking for details on the envisioned casino.

“There seems to be a fair amount of open mindedness,” said Wojcik. “People, I think, feel like they want a good deal more information before they take a strong view, one way of another,”

With plans for new casinos in Massachusetts, Twin River touts its Tiverton plan as a way to preserve a key part of Rhode Island’s gambling revenue. The first hurdle is winning the support of town residents.

Twin River announced plans earlier this year to acquire Newport Grand. Newport voters have twice rejected attempts to add table games there.

Twin River wants to offer video slots and table games at a site in northern Tiverton near the Massachusetts line. The company calls that a way to blunt an expected loss of gambling revenue to the Bay State.

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Twin River Officials To Present Plans For Casino To Tiverton Residents
Twin River Officials To Present Plans For Casino To Tiverton Residents