Newport voters reject Question 1, casino expansion not approved

By News Staff

The numbers are in from several contentious ballot questions in Rhode Island, including Question 1, which would have authorized casino gambling at Newport Grand.

That question has been voted down, meaning Newport Grand will not see a table game expansion as a result of this vote.

The statewide vote actually was in favor of expansion, but due to a constitutional amendment requiring city voter approval, the expansion was not ultimately approved. Newport voters rejected the expansion on Question 1.

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