To keep high rollers in Rhode Island, Bally’s wants to allow up to $100K in gambling credit at its casinos

To keep high rollers in Rhode Island, Bally’s wants to allow up to $100K in gambling credit at its casinos

Article brief provided by The Providence Journal
  • Katherine Gregg, The Providence Journal
May 20, 2024 8:43 PM
  • Katherine Gregg, The Providence Journal

With backing from Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, a fast-moving bill to double the gambling-on-credit limit at Rhode Island’s two Bally’s-run state casinos to $100,000 is sparking questions.

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Among them: Why is this a good idea? How deeply is Bally’s able to probe the off-limits gambling habits of online gamblers or the patrons of the tribal casinos across the border? What else does this newly filed legislation actually do?

“Obviously we’re not interested in extending lines of credit to those individuals who would not be able to pay it back,” Bally’s representative Elizabeth Suever assured the Senate Committee on Special Legislation last week on the wide-ranging bill introduced on May 2.