State officials hope the new games will help Rhode Island stay ahead of the Massachusetts casinos that will be opening in the future and keep gaming revenue in the state.

“We want to deliver a great customer-player experience that people want to come back to,” said Twin River chairman John Taylor. “That’s what’s going to differentiate us. We have the location, we have the product.”

Newport Grand Slots, also in Rhode Island, tried to get table games but the proposal was rejected by local voters in November.

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