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Twin River expansion overwhlemingly approved

November 6, 2012

LINCOLN — A woman visiting Twin River Tuesday evening said she wouldn’t give a second thought to voting approval of full casino gambling.
Of course the woman was a resident of Massachusetts and her comment was directed toward the approval of casino gambling in her state not Rhode Island. “Why should Massachusetts give up money to Rhode Island,” the woman said before heading on her way.
That question may well have been on the minds of both state and local voters Tuesday as they gave a solid vote of approval to the expansion of casino gambling at Twin River.
The campaign for Question 1 approving table gaming at Twin River at the state level and Twin River’s Question 8 before voters in Lincoln focused on the potential loss of local video terminal revenue to gambling casinos now proposed in Massachusetts as well as the potential for new jobs from the addition of table games at Twin River and Newport Grand.

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