Plans for a slot parlor in nearby Plainville, Massachusetts, have received their final approval.
On Friday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to green-light Penn National Gaming's plan for the Plainville slot parlor.
Plainville is just a little bit north of Attleboro, so a slot parlor there would compete for customers with Twin River in Lincoln. That’s a concern for Rhode Island, since gambling is the state’s third-largest source of revenue.
Twin River's chairman, John Taylor Jr., says he expects Twin River to remain competitive due to its location and attractions. But he acknowledges the Plainville slot parlor could cut the roughly $300 million earned by Twin River each year for the state by about 10 percent.
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