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Twin River Casino Permitted to Add More Blackjack Games

September 23rd, 2013 by Site Admin

The Rhode Island lottery has permitted Twin River Casino to introduce more blackjack games. Twin River, which was only a greyhound racetrack, was first converted into an electronic slots parlor and then into a full-fledged casino in June.

A spokeswoman for Twin River Casino has confirmed that Gerald Aubin, director of the state lottery, has permitted the casino to raise the number of its table games, such as roulette and blackjack, from 66 to 80. According to Rhode Island Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly, the casino can add more table games without reducing the number of video lottery terminals it currently offers.

The state lottery has placed 4,538 video lottery terminals, which are nothing but electronic gambling machines, at Twin River, and the state gets 61 cents out of each dollar wagered by players on these machines. On the other hand, the state gets only a third of this amount on player bets placed on table games.

Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for Twin River Casino, said that the casino has received the state lottery’s approval to add more table games because they have far exceeded the casino’s expectations. She said that the casino had requested the state lottery to approve more table games on August 19.

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