Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island would like to add a poker room.
According to a recent press release, Twin River will be opening a new 16-table poker room sometime in August. The casino will also add eight to twelve table games in the non-smoking area of the casino.
To make way for the new table games and poker room Twin River will remove 274 slot machines.
“An important part of our business philosophy has been to listen to what our customers want, and the addition of a poker room is one of most often heard requests,” Twin River Chairman John Taylor was quoted as saying by WPRO in early June. According to Taylor, the new tables will boost employment at the casino by 120 and add to Twin River’s ever-growing offerings. “That’s what drives our laser-like focus on customer service, our plans for a new amenity hotel on property, and now, the expanded non-smoking floor offerings,” Taylor stated. “We will continue to explore ways to remain competitive in this challenging regional market.”
Twin River is also hoping to add a hotel to their property. This is all in raising the bar for more competition in Massachusetts while keeping their ongoing battle for patrons with Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun.
Of the two, Mohegan Sun’s poker room will be closer in size to Twin River. Foxwoods poker room is massive and has connections to the World Series of Poker, “CardPlayer” Poker Tour, and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. The Foxwoods poker room is considered one of the best on the East Coast and not expecting competition from Twin River. Hollywood in Bangor, Maine is the only other New England Casino to offer poker, but much smaller in scale.
That’s all for now.