PROVIDENCE — Rhode Islanders will face several referendums on this year’s ballot that, if passed, would authorize casino games at two slot parlors, repair classrooms at Rhode Island College, and invest in water quality, open space preservation and recreation facilities. It’s the casino question, however, that has attracted the most attention and campaign spending. The Twin River and Newport Grand slot parlors want to add table games like poker and blackjack to compete with casinos now authorized to be built in nearby Massachusetts.
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