Rhode Island has two full-service casinos with slots, table games, hotels, dining, and entertainment. One of them – Twin River – is located in the northern part of the state, an easy drive from Providence and Boston. The second casino – Tiverton Casino Hotel – is in the eastern part of the state, southeast of Providence and on a direct route toward New Bedford, MA, and Cape Cod.
This property is familiar to many life-long Rhode Island people as the former greyhound track, which went dark for several years before it was revived in the early 2000s as a casino and event center. Many casino fans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts welcoming a property closer to home than the big Native American casinos of southeastern Connecticut. Map link for Twin River
Formerly a greyhound-racing track called Lincoln Park, the casino and hotel in Lincoln, RI, presents guests with 162,000 square feet of gambling space, 4,200 slot machines and virtual table games, and 125 table games for blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and more. The facility has both smoking and smoke-free gambling areas. Twin River Casino is a 10-minute drive from Providence and less than an hour’s drive from Boston.
Several restaurants on the property can take care of your thirst and hunger, whether you are looking for a quick bite or a relaxed and lavish meal. Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse served prime beef and fresh seafood. A genuine sports bar atmosphere is to be found at Wicked Good Bar & Grill. Other choices include the Shipyard Pub and several food courts.
Named for cigar aficionados and football pros Fred Smerles and Steve DeOssie, Fred & Steve’s Blackstone Cigar Bar cooperates with some top American Spirit Distillers like Tito Handmade Vodka and Thomas Tew Rum to serve hand-crafted cocktails.
Twin River’s hosts major acts for up to 3,200 guests. Shows at the center have featured Meat Loaf, Boyz II Men, Bret Michaels, Air Supply, Foreigner, Kool & The Gang and many more. Live boxing and mixed martial arts also are presents at the event center.
Opened in 2019, this recent addition to New England gaming is on the border of eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. It is an easy and convenient stop for people traveling to and from Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA, from southern New England. Map link for Tiverton Casino Hotel.
Tiverton Casino Hotel has 34,000 square feet of gaming space, including slot machines, 1,000 video slots, and table games. Hybrid Stadium Seating allows you to play many of your favored games on one machine. Both smoking and smoke-free slots areas are available.
Tiverton’s simulcast theater with giant TV screens allows guests to see simulcast racing from the country’s leading tracks, including thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. Simulcast racing offers the same track odds and track payoffs for full card racing. Jai alai games are simulcast from two Florida locations.
Fine dining is presented at the Trattoria Romana and the Tuscan Chophouse, as well as at other, less formal, settings. Dining specials may include Appy Hour, Summer Sundown Dinner, Wine Down Wednesdays, and Pinot and Parmesan Thursdays.