RIPR News
3:21 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Newport candidates debate casino gambling

Providence, R.I. – Newport candidates running for the General Assembly will take part in a forum Wednesday night sponsored by the group Citizen Concerned About Casino Gambling.

The governor vetoed legislation back in June that would have put the question before voters whether to exand the state's two slot casinos into full gaming casinos.

Citizen Concerned About Casino Gambling's David Wixted says this group is pretty sure the issue will come up in the next session and they want to know where the candidates stand.

"Casinos are a very risky business and all you have to do is read in the papers every day about what's going on in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and know casino money is not a certain prospect," said Wixted.

Rhode Island takes in more than $250 million in taxes from the Twin River and Newport Grand slot casinos

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