Voters will decide the fate of Twin River's proposed Tiverton convenience casino, after Governor Gina Raimondo signed related legislation into law Friday afternoon.
Twin River unveiled the plan in April 2015, calling it Rhode Island's best hope for preserving the third-largest source of state revenue. The proposal consists of 32 table games and about 1,000 video lottery terminals.
The gambling venue would be in an isolated section of northern Tiverton, very close to the border with Fall River, Massachusetts.
In a statement, Raimondo said, “Together with leaders in the House and Senate, we took action focused on keeping economic development and jobs here in Rhode Island, and protecting our state’s third-largest revenue source so that we can continue to invest in priorities like improving our schools, keeping college affordable, and creating jobs. Now voters across the state, and especially in Tiverton, will have the opportunity to decide how we move forward.”
For the Tiverton plan to go ahead, it has to be approved in November by both statewide voters and voters in Tiverton.