Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flash: Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Bill That Could Have Added Table Games To State's Two Slot Parlors

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Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri vetoed legislation that would have resulted in referndum on adding table games at the state's two licensed slot parlors.

Carieri noted that while local officials in Lincoln supported a referendum for table games at the slot parlor in that city, Twin Rivers, Newport's local officials did not support a referendum for table games at the slot parlor in that city. Also, the legislation did not specify the percentage of table game revenues that would go into the state's coffers.

Had the governor not vetoed the bill, a referendum on table games would have been held in November.

It is questionable whether there is enough support in the state Senate to overide the governor's veto.