Rhode Island Casinos
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Rhode Island has two pari-mutuel facilities which both feature video lottery terminals (VLT’s). These machines are the same as regular video gaming devices but are called lottery terminals because they are regulated by the state’s lottery commission which receives a share of each machine’s revenue. The machines accept cash but don’t pay out in cash; instead, they print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier.
All VLT’s are programmed to play at least six different games: blackjack, keno, slots and three versions of poker (jacks or better, joker poker and deuces wild).
In early 2014 the Twin River Casino began offering live table games because it was approved in a referendum by local voters. Newport Grand Slots does not offer live table games because the voters in that jurisdiction did not pass a similar referendum.
The minimum gambling age in Rhode Island is 18. For information on visiting Rhode Island call the state’s tourism division at (800) 556-2484 or go to: www.visitrhodeisland.com.
Listed below are the two pari-mutuel casinos in Rhode Island. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular facility.