Bill Would Add Constitutional Amendment On Gambling Venues

Jun 4, 2014

A senate committee will look at legislation Wednesday creating a constitutional amendment centered on gambling in the Ocean State.

Newport Grand, located in the northern part of Newport.

The bill would put a constitutional amendment before voters that states a casino or slot parlor cannot change locations without approval from voters in that city or town.

A development team is looking to buy Newport Grand, but promises that if casino games are allowed at the slot parlor that it will not change locations.

Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed is the bill’s sponsor, it goes before the Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs this afternoon.

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