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April 8, 2008
Senate to vote on bill allowing 24-hour gambling
PROVIDENCE -- The state's two licensed slot parlors would remain open round-the-clock on weekends and federal and state holidays under a bill being considered in the General Assembly.
The Senate planned to vote Tuesday on the bill, which would apply to both Twin River in Lincoln and Newport Grand.
Under the bill, the facilities could allow gambling 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays.
On all other days, the facilities would have to close by 3 p.m.
Proponents say that the expanded gambling hours could bring in millions of dollars of revenue for Rhode Island, easing the state's ongoing financial crisis.
The full House has yet to take action on the bill.
-- The Associated Press
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