Sports Betting in Rhode Island
Rhode Island legalized sports betting in 2018 making it the eighth state to do so. It is the only state in New England to offer sports betting. It wasn’t until March 2019 that Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill allowing online and mobile sports betting. Rhode Island residents should be able to place mobile and online bets by November. In the meantime, sports bettors must place their wagers in person at one of two Rhode Island sportsbooks. One is located in the Twin Rivers Casino and the other is at Tiverton Casino.
The construction of Tiverton Casino began in 2017. After acquiring Newport Grand’s gaming license and spending around $75 million on the new facility, Tiverton Casino opened its doors on September 1st, 2018. Situated on a 51-acre parcel of land in Tiverton, RI, the 85,000 square-foot complex now features a casino with over 1,000 slots, 32 tables, and a brand new sportsbook. There is an opulent 84-room hotel, 1,100 parking spaces, several restaurants, retail outlets and plenty of live entertainment.
Games at Tiverton Casino
Tiverton Casino boasts 33,600 square-feet of gambling space. There are over 1,000 slot machines with Wheel of Fortune, Progressive Gong, and Lock it Link being among the most popular. The casino also offers Hybrid Stadium Seating which enables visitors to play their favorite table games using a single machine. You can wager as little as a penny or as much as $25 and prizes can exceed $30,000.
The casino operates 32 table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow, Roulette, Three Card Poker, and Baccarat. Let it Ride, Craps, and Spanish 21 tables are also up and running. Tiverton doesn’t have a poker room at this time.
Tiverton Casino Sportsbook
The Tiverton Casino Sportsbook is open between 11 AM and midnight during the week and between 9 AM and midnight on weekends. This modern facility’s betting platform is powered by William Hill. For those unfamiliar with the name, it is one of the most recognizable and trusted brands in the sports betting industry. Bettors may place single bets or parlays on several professional and college sports including hockey, football, soccer, baseball, and basketball. Future bets, teasers, round robins, and in-play betting are also offered.
Visitors can relax in comfort and watch their sports bets unfold live on one of the sportsbook’s many big-screen televisions. The minimum bet amount is $2 while the maximum is $10,000. Because William Hill already has mobile betting apps in Nevada and New Jersey, it shouldn’t be much of a challenge for Tiverton Casino Sportsbook to launch their app soon. It is just a matter of time before Rhode Islanders are legally placing sports bets while they are on the go.
At the moment, Tiverton Casino Sportsbook is in an enviable position. Rhode Island is the only state in New England to allow sports gambling and there are just two Rhode Island sportsbooks. Tiverton’s Sportsbook attracts a lot of bettors from neighboring states. Of course, that isn’t always a good thing. Loads of New England Patriots fans descended on Rhode Island sportsbooks ahead of last year’s Super Bowl. A Pats win and cover left the two bookmakers over $2 million in the hole.
Tiverton Casino Racebook
Place your bets, kick back, and enjoy the thrill of thoroughbred and harness racing action. Races from the nation’s most popular tracks like Belmont, Saratoga, and Churchill Downs are broadcast live on Tiverton Racebook’s many big-screen televisions.
Aside from betting on horses, you can also bet on greyhounds and jai alai. The racebook is open from noon until 8 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays and between noon and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The racebook is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Rewards and Promotions at Tiverton Casino
Tiverton Casino’s Players Club rewards you with points every time you place a bet at Tiverton Casino. Members are treated to several perks including free slot play, special offers, invitations to exclusive events, and access to Tiverton Casino’s VIP Lounge. You can redeem your points at Tiverton Rewards Store which is located beside the hotel. Cash in your rewards point on such items as hotel apparel, gift cards, appliances, fragrances, and much more.
Tiverton Casino often runs promotions through which Players Club members can win fantastic prizes ranging from cash and free slot play to luxurious vacation packages. Regular slot tournaments have thousands of dollars in prize money waiting to be won. You can get your Players Club membership card by going to Tiverton Casino with a valid piece of photo ID. It costs nothing to join and you earn points as soon as you place a bet.