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Competition Causing Rhode Island To Consider Full Casino Gambling

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The state of Massachusetts is nearing the point where full casino gambling could be coming. That is making Rhode Island panic, and quickly change their stance on the issue.

State Senator John J. Tassoni Jr. wants to amend the state constitution in Rhode Island to allow full casino gambling at Newport Grand and Twin River. The additions would include blackjack, roulette, and craps.

"I think it is time. We don't have enough revenue for the budget.....Status quo can no longer be accepted. We need to make sure we are on the head of the train, not the caboose," said Tassoni.

There apparently is two states that want to be at the head of that train. Massachusetts has had many conversations about full casino gambling. Whichever of the two states changes their laws first will have a big advantage over the other in terms of winning over customers.

Twin River could certainly use the increased revenue. They are flirting with bankruptcy at the present time. They have not requested that the state change their gambling laws, but Senator Tassoni has taken it upon himself to make the proposal.

Casino expansion is nothing new around the country. Many states in the past couple of years have relaxed their gambling laws and are using casino expansion as a tool to fight the recession.

January 24, 2009
Posted By April Gardner
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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