Days after the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved 24-hour gambling at the Twin River racetrack-slot parlor, that state's Senate also approved a bill that would allow round-the-clock slot play at the facility.
The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Donald Carcieri.
The request to remain open 24 hours a day was one part of Twin River's reorganization plan. Twin River filed for bankruptcy protection last week. Another key aspect of their reorganization plan is to cut the approximately $600 million of debt in half.
Except for Foxwoods, the Twin River racetrack-slot parlor represents the closest slot machine competition to the Mohegan Sun. Twin River is about 60 miles from the Mohegan Sun and has 4,700 slot machines.
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