Introduction to Rhode Island Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Rhode Island slot machine casino gambling consists of two casinos having video lottery terminal (VLT) style slot machines.
Theoretical payout limits have not been legally set. However, monthly return statistics for both casinos are publicly available online.
This post continues my weekly State-By-State Slot Machine Casino Gambling Series, an online resource dedicated to guiding slot machine casino gambler to success. Now in its third year, each weekly post reviews slots gambling in a single U.S. state, territory, or federal district.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Rhode Island*
The minimum legal gambling age in Rhode Island does not depend upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 18
- Poker Rooms: 18
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
In November 1973, a constitutional amendment approved by voters allowed the state to begin regulating lotteries in Rhode Island. Under this gaming regulation, the first drawing was in May 1974.
In 1992, video lottery terminals became available at the state’s two pari-mutuel facilities. Table games became available at first one facility in 2013 and the other in late 2018.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws might apply to various forms of gaming. It is not legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Rhode Island
It is legal to own a slot machine privately in the state of Rhode Island.
Gaming Control Board in Rhode Island
A 1973 constitutional amendment created the Rhode Island Lottery Commission to regulate the lottery but disbanded in 2005. By mid-2006, the gaming commission became the State Lottery a division of the State of Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
This made the Rhode Island Lottery (The LOT) a state agency responsible for gaming history, regulations, statistics, and gaming income tax collection. Further, it’s Central Site hosts the central server systems which remotely connect to VLT machines at Rhode Island casinos.
All casino VLTs offer six or more games including slots, blackjack, keno, and three versions of poker.
Casinos in Rhode Island
There are two commercial casinos in Rhode Island.
The largest casino in Rhode Island is Twin River Casino Hotel having 4,100 gaming machines.
The second-largest casino, and only other casino in Rhode Island, is Tiverton Casino Hotel with 1,000 gaming machines.
Commercial Casinos in Rhode Island
The two pari-mutuel wagering facilities in Rhode Island with video lottery terminal (VLT) slot machines are:
- Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton, 22 miles southeast of Providence about 500 feet from the Massachusetts border.
- Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, 7 miles north-northwest of Providence.
Tribal Casinos in Rhode Island
Rhode Island has a single federally-recognized American Indian tribe, the Narragansett Indian Tribe. However, they have no gaming compact with the state and, therefore, Rhode Island does not have tribal casinos.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Rhode Island slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Rhode Island is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Rhode Island.
Our Rhode Island Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Rhode Island? If so, join our new Rhode Island slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to join this closed Facebook Group freely.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in Rhode Island. Join us!
Payout Returns in Rhode Island
No minimum or maximum theoretical payout limits are in place for VLT gaming machines in the Ocean State of Rhode Island.
However, Rhode Island’s VLT return statistics are available by month and casino. In Rhode Island, the player win percentage is Payout %. For February 2020, Payout %’s were:
- Twin River: 91.92%
- Tiverton: 91.65%
Summary of Rhode Island Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Rhode Island slot machine casino gambling consists of two casinos having video lottery terminal (VLT) style gaming machines regulated and controlled by the state lottery, a state agency. All VLTs offer six or more games including slots, blackjack, keno, and three versions of poker.
No theoretical payout limits exist. However, each month the state lottery makes return statistics available online for each of Rhode Island’s two casinos.
Annual Progress in Rhode Island Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, there has been little to no change in the slots gaming industry in Rhode Island.
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