Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rhode Island Allows 24-Hour Slot Play On Weekends, Holidays

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State lawmakers in Rhode Island approved a measure that will allow the two racetrack-slot parlors in that state, Twin River and Newport Grand, to operate 24-hours on weekends and holidays.

The two slot parlors will be open from Fridays at 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday morning in addition to its normal weekday schedule. The facilities will also operate 24-hours on both state and federal holidays.

The new law is to last for a year and must be renewed by lawmakers for 24-hour gaming to continue after that period. In other related news, R.I. lawmakers opposed increasing the minimum age to play slots to age 21.

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