Rhode Island has had a different view on gambling in the past. It is one of the few states that permit jai-alai gaming. Pari-mutuel wagering is also available via horse racing. There are even dog tracks in the state. Bingo can also be operated by non-profit organizations as long as it is for charity. However even with these forms of gambling available, there are a few areas where you can play slots machines. In fact there are only two casinos in the state, both of them offering slots. Maybe due to the fact that it is the smallest state in the country. There is strong opposition among residents in establishing more Vegas style casinos. In fact, the Narragansett Native American Tribe has been attempting to put up a casino in Rhode Island before the turn of the century and until now they were unsuccessful.
In what may be another view in gambling, Rhode Island residents can own slots machines regardless of the date of manufacture, effectively allowing the ownership of newer machines. This is contrast to the majority of states that prohibit ownership of slots and is also in contrast to Rhode Islands view on casino gaming. Slot owners though are forewarned not to engage in any gambling business.
As mentioned earlier looking for areas to play slots in Rhode Island may be limited though it does not mean the two casinos offer less in the form of value. Twin River offers visitors a chance to win on any of their 4,700 slots. There are also available virtual blackjack, virtual roulette, plus a favorite in Twin River which is the greyhound racing. Dining options are plenty as well serving a variety of food ranging from steaks to hamburgers. Entertainment is supplied by a number of bars plus the Twin River Event Center for high profile events. Twin River Casino is located 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island.
There are two other popular gambling activities in the state. One is dog racing, which you can do in the established race tracks. Organizers would request a license from Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation if they want to set up such events. Another well-known mode of gambling is the state lottery. Because there are very few options when it comes to casinos, lottery helps fulfill two of the greatest desires of gamblers: to bet and to win.
The limited choices in the area of gaming are compensated by the endless number of attractions and activities waiting for visitors. On top of anybody's list is the state capitol building all constructed with white marble from Georgia. Having 400 miles of coastline opens possibilities such as relaxing on beaches, paddling, and other water sports. Aside from the centuries-old state building, there are also dozens of heritage trails spread across the state.Share on: