Rhode Island is yet another state to consider the expansion of casino gambling in a voter referendum, with ballot measure Question 2 and Question 1. These will deal with whether the casinos at Twin River and Newport will be allowed to introduce gaming tables into their repertoire – right now they can only offer video lottery terminals and simulcast racing.
The ballots will be both statewide and local, and the voters could vote to expand both facilities, one, or neither. There is a fair amount of opposition to the plan, but in recent polls both of the Questions were polling over 55 percent in favor of passage. If they do pass, it would allow the facilities to begin [...]