Rhode Island House Approves Table Games At Newport Grand
Rhode Island is one step closer to putting in table games at Newport Grand. The House passed a bill today that would let voters decide if they want local casinos to expand this November. The bill now moves to the Senate.
Rhode Island law requires a majority of voters approve the measure in order to allow Newport Grand to offer table games, such as blackjack and poker. Newport Grand's owners say table games are a necessity in order to compete with the casino that will be built in southeastern Massachusetts.
Newport Grand is Rhode Island's second largest casino. A vote to allow table games at Twin River, the state's largest casino, is also expected to be left for voters to decide..