Study counts dollar loss to RI from Mass. casinos
A study commissioned by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee says casino gambling in Massachusetts could siphon more than $100 million a year from the Rhode Island treasury. The Providence Journal reports that the study says Rhode Island’s share of video-slot play at Twin River and Newport Grand could fall from $301 million last year to $210 million in 2017. At best, the state’s cut drops to $257 million in 2017.