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Twin River to add 28 table games by the early fall

Twin River Casino will add 28 table games, including 16 poker tables, starting later this summer and into the early fall, Twin River Chairman John Taylor announced Tuesday.

The new games are a way to remain competitive, as a new slot parlor is set to open later this month in nearby Plainville, Massachusetts, Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle said.

Twin River is "far more robust" than what is envisioned for the Plainridge Park Casino, Taylor said in a written statement.

The gambling center in Lincoln currently offers 80 table games and more than 4,000 slot machines. The new games will be added to the facility's second-floor, a non-smoking area. Customers have requested table games in this area, Doyle said.

The casino's ownership group isn't yet making revenue projections for the new games, Doyle said. But they are projecting the new games will create about 120 new jobs.

The casino will remove 274 slot machines to accommodate the expanded table games, per the discretion of the lottery division of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue. The DOR approved the addition of the table games.

Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which operates Twin River, is seeking to buy Newport Grand and move to Tiverton, closer to the Massachusetts state line. Taylor has said the sale awaits state regulatory approval.

 

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