June 9, 2015
Twin River Casino will add 28 new table games on the second floor of the Rhode Island gaming venue, including 16 poker tables, which will constitute the casino’s new poker room, as well as a mix of traditional table games including Blackjack.
According to John E. Taylor, Jr., chairman of Twin River, approximately 120 new jobs will be created once the new games come on line, projected to start in August of this year. “An important part of our business philosophy has been to listen to what our customers want, and the addition of a poker room is one of most often heard requests,” said Mr. Taylor. He added, “We’re thrilled to increase the number of table games we currently offer, which also means we will expand our workforce once again.”
The placement of the games on the non-smoking floor also rounds out the casino’s strategy of replicating the same energy and vibe of the lower level gaming floor. “We recently replaced over 300 slot machines upstairs, expanded our dining and entertainment options to include the Shipyard Pub and RHODEHOUSE Live which join Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse and Wicked Good Bar & Grill on the upper level, and now, we will be able to offer the excitement of table games in a non-smoking atmosphere,” Mr. Taylor continued.
Approval of the additional games has been granted by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Lottery Division. The new games will begin to come on-line in August, the balance by early Fall. This will bring the total number of table games to 108. Approximately 274 slot machines will be removed at the discretion of the Lottery Division to accommodate the expanded table offering, allowing the casino to still offer more than 4,225 slot machines. Twin River will remain one of the largest casinos in the country.
“We’ve said all along that if we can improve upon our guest experience, we will. That’s what drives our laserlike focus on customer service, our plans for a new amenity hotel on property and now, the expanded nonsmoking floor offerings. Our product is far more robust than what is envisioned for Plainville, MA, due to open later this month, and we will continue to explore ways to remain competitive in this challenging regional market.”
Mr. Taylor concluded, “We’re consistently looking for new opportunities to deliver an exciting gaming and entertainment product in a customer friendly environment. The support we receive from our partner, the State of Rhode Island, and our customers in the continued transformation of Twin River Casino contributes significantly to that measure of success.”