Economy
8:01 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Study finds MA gamblers outnumbered locals at RI casinos

PROVIDENCE, RI – In a study released by UMass Dartmouth finds Massachusetts residents are outspending Rhode Islanders at Ocean State slot parlors.

Massachusetts residents out-visited and out-spent Rhode Island residents at Twin River and Newport Grand last year. The study finds Bay State gamblers spent about $284 million, generating more than $157 million in taxes to the Ocean State.

Connecticut also saw a bump in visitors from Massachusetts. The study finds $624.1 million was spent at Connecticut's two casinos.

Governor Chaffee has just signed a bill that puts adding casino games to slot parlors before Rhode Island voters in November.

Read the study
You can read the full study here.

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