Another Full-Scale Casino Proposal?
Scott Van Voorhis of the Boston Herald’s business and market blog has talked to Clyde Barrow of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis, who says he has talked to William Murphy, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, who has apparently said that a brand-new, full scale casino in Rhode Island, more than just an expansion of Twin Rivers, is still an option for the near future…
Rhode Island’s General Assembly is expected to study in January expanding the Twin River racino, a slot machine hall and dog track, and Newport Grand, the slots and simulcast wagering center in Newport. Lawmakers plan to explore adding table games and creating 24/7 business hours at both venues.Is Rhode Island headed for another gambling dominated political season in 2008?
House Speaker William Murphy has indicated lawmakers may even explore the addition of a full-scale casino elsewhere in the state, said Clyde Barrow, a gaming industry expert and a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.