Economy
8:51 am
Tue January 28, 2014

What Casinos In Massachusetts Could Mean For RI's Gaming Industry

Rhode Island’s gaming industry is keeping a sharp eye on what’s happening in Massachusetts as the state’s gambling commission works out where to license up to three resort-style casinos and a slot parlor.

Casinos in Plainville or Fall River Mass. could spell the end for Twin River in Lincoln or Newport Grand respectively.
Casinos in Plainville or Fall River Mass. could spell the end for Twin River in Lincoln or Newport Grand respectively.
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Rhode Island pulls in enough money from Twin River and Newport Grand to make gaming the third largest source of revenue for the state. Casinos in Massachusetts threatens that revenue.

So how close is Massachusetts to having casino gambling? Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison spoke with The Boston Globe’s Mark Arsenault to find out.