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Measure Details

Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at “Twin River-Tiverton” in the Town of Tiverton

Rhode Island Ballot Measure - Question 1

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Gambling and Gaming

Yes
234,327
(54.95%)

No
192,107
(45.05%)

Summary

This question is asking voters to allow a new state-operated casino to be built in Tiverton at the intersection of William S. Canning Boulevard and Stafford Road. Approval will require that voters in Tiverton and throughout the State of Rhode Island vote in favor of building the casino. The casino would be owned by Twin River-Tiverton and would be licensed and regulated by the State.

The Twin River-Tiverton Casino would include video-lottery games and table games and replace what is currently Newport Grand.

This question is before the voters because the Rhode Island Constitution requires that voters approve any expansion of gambling. More specifically, Article VI, Section 22 of the Rhode Island Constitution provides that “no act expanding the types of gambling permitted within any city or town in the State of Rhode Island shall take effect until it has been approved by a majority of those electors voting in a statewide referendum and by the majority of those electors voting in a referendum in the municipality in which the proposed gambling would be allowed.

Measure Text

Shall an act be approved which would authorize a facility owned by Twin River-Tiverton, LLC, located in
the Town of Tiverton at the intersection of William S. Canning Boulevard and Stafford Road, to be licensed as a pari-mutuel facility and offer state-operated video-lottery games and state-operated casino gaming, such as table games?

YES ( ) NO ( )

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