Rhode Island slot parlors generate about $300 million yearly, making it the state’s third-largest source of income.

In order to protect this large chunk of funds, in November the state will ask voters to approve adding Vegas-style table games, such as blackjack, craps and roulette, at Twin River, a slot parlor in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

According to casino spokeswoman Patti Doyle, the slot parlor generates about $270 million in gambling revenue for the state annually and about half of the casino’s customers are Massachusetts residents.

Although Rhode Island residents rejected a similar proposal in 2006, polling shows that many are in favor of adding table games and the ballot measure has a good chance of being passed.

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