Rhode Island Casino Specs and History

BRIEF Rhode Island Gambling History

Rhode Island Casino Specs and History begins with a different start from their northern neighbors. Massachusetts kicked out Rhode Island’s Puritanical founding father, Roger Williams, for spreading “dangerous opinions.” He landed in the Ocean State. He wanted a place where citizens could be free to live their lives according to personal conviction.  Thus, Rhode Island was William’s place for personal liberty.

According to GamblingSites.com, Rhode Island “became home to a thriving lottery industry. Towns and villages used the collected profits to fund building projects and trade missions. Lotteries supervised by the Masonic lodge and other community organizations. As a result, they funded much of Rhode Island’s early colonial development throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The late 1800’s saw a state constitution and state laws banned lotteries and gambling in any form.

Twin River as Lincoln Park before Major Expansion

Twin River as Lincoln Park before Major Expansion

Horse racing (1930), Greyhound racing, and a lottery (1970) eventually made pari-mutuel wagering legal. In 1992, Rhode Island approved VLT gaming machines (classII) at Lincoln Greyhound Park & Newport Jai Alai.

In 2007, Lincoln Greyhound Park became Twin River Casino with class III gaming. Newport Grand soon followed, redesigning without Jai-Alai. Major expansion in 2007 included class III VLT’s, more like standard Vegas style slot-machines.

Facing competition from Foxwoods in CT, table games were approved for Twin River casino in 2012.  The city of Newport refused to allow table games at Newport grand. This was the demise of the now closed casino.

Twin River Casino

Tiverton Casino/ Hotel.

Recently, Twin River added a hotel and Newport Grand closed and moved operations to the new Tiverton Casino & Hotel. Twin River Holdings not only owns the two Rhode Island casinos, but has recently invested in adding five more casinos.

Current Legal Types Of Gambling

Casino Games: Las Vegas style games offered at both Twin River & Tiverton. Table games are offered at both casinos.

Live Poker: Twin River has a poker room.

Sports Betting: As of November, 2018, Rhody allows sports betting. In early 2019, lawmakers expanded legal sports betting to include online and mobile betting. Rhode Island soon will have mobile sports betting.

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Lottery Betting: The State lottery in Rhode Island which includes Keno games and VLTs (virtual lottery terminals) with their own instant gambling type games is a powerful part of the state revenue.

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Easter Specials at New England Casinos

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There are great Easter dining specials waiting for you and your loved ones at our eight New England casinos. All listings are for Sunday, April 21 unless noted.This weekend, try tickling your Easter culinary palette with the following specials:

Maine

Hollywood BangorHouse House 99 will open EASTER 3:00PM – 10:00PM; the AYCE Buffet will be serving EASTER BRUNCH, SUN 9:00AM – 3:00PM: $21.99, KIDS BRUNCH: $10.49

Oxford CasinoOX Pub open Easter from 11am to 11:30pm. 20 Craft Draft Beers, 15 Craft Bottled Beers. Recommended beer = Granola Brown Ale, Black Hog Brewing Co  from Oxford CT. Easter Brunch Buffet at the Oxford Grill from 8:30am to 2:00pm $21.95 per person. Features a carving station along with delicious breakfast, brunch, and dinner items.

Massachusetts

MGM SpringfieldChandler Steakhouse Easter Brunch,$75 for adults  & $25 for children under 12. Easter Special at Cal Mare = pre fixe menu $39 per person.

Mohegan Sun – Hash House A Go Go – Griddled ham steak dinner: 10 oz. Griddled ham steak served on top of our garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables with a side of peach chutney Caramel cheesecake. Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe Hosmer Mountain cherry glazed ham, scalloped potatoes and honey carrots for $23. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse Colorado twin lamb porterhouse, Israeli couscous and tarragon pesto for $38. Soltoro Birria – slow braised goat in consommé, onions, cilantro, limes, jalapeños, radish and cabbage for $18. The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House Easter dinner special – Glazed honey ham served with mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables for $16. Todd English’s Tuscany Easter Sunday dinner special – Braised lamb shank, spring pea risotto, heirloom tomato and arugula salad for $36
FoxwoodsCaputo Trattoria Asparagus & Fontina Arancini • $15, Short Rib & Lobster Agnolotti  • $55, Coconut Cake • $12; Cedars Steakhouse & Oyster Bar Sared Pesto Sea Scallops • $20, Lamb T-Bones  • $65, Stuffed Flounder • $55; DavidBurkePrime Breakfast Surf and Turf• $80, 24oz Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye • $130, Coconut Cake • $12; Veranda Cafe New Zealand Lamb • $23, Dinner Buffet • $23 11am – Close, Highlights include Crab Clusters, Fried Shrimp & Calamari, Grilled Strip Steaks, Carved Prime Rib, Roast Turkey, Salmon, Pork Riblets; Vue 24 Easter Brunch • $40 10am – 3pm Unique Experience • Unlimited Small Plates

Rhode Island

Twin River CasinoWicked Good Bar & Grill Prime Rib Dinner $20, Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Dinner $15,
Tiverton Casino – Tratoria Romana Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Dinner $16.95
Enjoy
Binbin

2019 New England Casino Awards – And The Winners Are…..

The votes have been tallied and the results of our annual survey of NEW ENGLAND’s Casinos is complete! As they cross the finish line, the winners are…..

BEST HOTEL: WINNER – FOXWOODS

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – MGM Springfield & Twin River Casino & Hotel


BEST BARS: WINners – Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods (tie)

PLACE – Twin River Casino & Hotel;  SHOW- MGM Springfield


favorite Bars –(write-in vote)

Play Bar, Foxwoods, Walk Up Bar, MGM Springfield and Centrale Bar, Foxwoods

 

Mini “Art in the Game” Summit at the Walk Up Bar, MGM Springfield

 


BEST NIGHTLIFE: WINner – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW – Twin River Casino & Hotel


BEST DINING OPTIONS: WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods


best dining Value: winner – Mohegan Sun

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW- Twin River Casino


What is your favorite casual dining option under $15?

Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, Mohegan Sun

(write-in vote) Favorites – Bobby Flays Burger Palace, Mohegan Sun & Wicked Noodles, MGM Springfield


FAVORITE RESTAURANT (write-in vote)

Favorite –  Ballo Mohegan Sun;  Honorable Mention – Hash House A Go Go


BEST fine DINING: WINner – Foxwoods

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – MGM Springfield & Tiverton Casino


Best Fine Dining – (write-in vote)

David Burke Prime, Foxwoods

Favorite – David Burke Prime;  Honorable Mention – Tuscany, Mohegan Sun


BEST BUFFET – WINner – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods


BEST ENTERTAINMENT (SMALL VENUES)

WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN, WOLF DEN

Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun

PLACE – Foxwoods Atrium Lounge;  SHOW – Plainridge Park Revolution Lounge & Twin River Casino Lighthouse Bar


BEST ENTERTAINMENT (LARGE VENUE)

WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

PLACE – Foxwoods Fox & Grand Theaters


BEST CASINO SLOTS – WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE- Foxwoods & MGM Springfield;  SHOW – Twin River Casino & Oxford Casino (ME)

(This was extremely close from top to bottom)


FAVORITE SLOT MACHINE – (write-in vote)

Favorites – Wonder Woman & Gold Bonanza


BEST VIDEO POKER: WINNER -MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW – Plainridge Park Casino


Favorite VIDEO POKER Game – (write-in vote)

Favorites – Double Double Bonus & Jacks Or Better


BEST CASINO TABLE GAMES: WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW- Twin River Casino & MGM Springfield


Favorite Table Game – (write-in vote)

Favorite – Craps;  Honorable Mention – Pai Gow Poker


BEST POKER ROOM – (write-in vote)

MGM Springfield Poker Room – most comfy in New England?

 Winners (tied) – Mohegan Sun & MGM Springfield; Honorable Mention – Foxwoods & Twin River Casino (Note – 1 vote difference between top two and next two)


BEST RACEBOOK / SPORTSBOOK: WINNER – Foxwoods

PLACE – Twin River;  SHOW- Mohegan Sun


BEST CASINO PLAYERS CLUB:

Winner – Momentum Rewards, Mohegan Sun

PLACE – MLife, MGM;  SHOW – Foxwoods Rewards


CASINO YOU FEEL THE LUCKIEST IN: WINNER – Foxwoods

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – Twin River Casino


HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU VISIT A NEW ENGLAND CASINO?

Once ( or more) per month – 56%

Once (or more ) per week – 25%

Four to five times per year – 19%


Which part of your casino trip is most important to you? 

The Gambling – 63%;  The Rewards Club Comps and Promotions – 25%


Wednesday, we will give our Editor’s Choice analysis on the results.

WELL, THAT’S A LOOK AT THE BEST OF 2018. KEEP FOLLOWING NETIMEGAMBLING.COM AS YOUR COMPLETE NEW ENGLAND CASINO RESOURCE.

BINBIN, MIGUEL, & BERT