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R.I. to ask voters to approve table games

Moves to counter casinos in Mass.

By Mark Arsenault
Globe Staff / December 30, 2011
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Casino opponents in Rhode Island have long warned that state government was nursing a dangerous dependency to gambling revenue, the state’s third largest source of income at more than $300 million per year. In an effort to hang on to their share of the market, Rhode Island leaders will ask the voters in November to authorize the addition of Las Vegas-style table games at Twin River, taking the facility a step closer to a full-blown casino.

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