Delay, Cost Overruns For Twin River's Tiverton Casino

Nov 16, 2017

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A new casino on Rhode Island's border with Massachusetts will open later than expected and cost nearly twice its projected price tag, Twin River said Wednesday.

The facility, already under construction in Tiverton, was designed to house 1,000 slot machines and provide gamblers access to nearly three dozen table games. Twin River also operates a casino in Lincoln.

Twin River's parent company, Twin River Worldwide Holdings, said the expected opening for Tiverton has been pushed back to nearly a year from now, October 2018. The expected cost of the project has ballooned to $140 million. Initial projections were for $75 million.

According to an official from Twin River, unexpected challenges related to construction on the site are part of the reason for the delay.