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).
Twin River Casino offers live table games, but Newport Grand does not. However, the owners of Newport Grand are building a new casino in Tiverton which will offer slots as well as table games. That casino is expected to open in mid-2018 and it will replace Newport Grand which would then close. For more information on that new casino, go to twinrivertiverton.com/
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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.