Politics
12:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Aubin looks to increase security at Twin River

Updates to Twin River are to be discussed by the Joint Committee on State Lottery today, as the establishment readies itself for the introduction of table games.

In 2012 Rhode Island voted to allow gambling in the state, but table games, such as black-jack and poker, will only be allowed in Lincoln.

Director of the Rhode Island Lottery Gerald Aubin says the addition of table games will require increased security.

"We are going to have additional staff stationed there twenty-four hours a day.  The Rhode Island State Police are going to be assigning state police officers to the facility.  We’re going to have compliance officers as well as fiscal oversight people to audit, manage it, make sure there is nothing going wrong and everything is above board.  As well as our own security force."

Aubin says Twin River hopes to have table games running by July.