The One Factor Holding Back Rhode Island Sports Betting Handle

Rhode Island sports betting had a strong September showing as the start of the NFL season helped to more than double August’s handle. Total handle for the state was $22.2 million, up 120.6% over August. The total was the second-highest ever for RI sports betting after the sportsbooks took bets totaling $23.6 million in March. […]

Mobile RI Sports Betting Restrained By In-Person Registration Requirement

It appears in-person registration for mobile accounts is hurting Rhode Island sports betting handle and revenue. More than 12,000 users have downloaded the Rhode Island sports betting app since its launch in September. But just 45% have completed the registration by visiting either Twin River or Tiverton so they can place a bet, according to Lottery […]

Mobile RI Sports Betting Starts Today, But Will It Have To Stop?

Today brings the end of a long wait for mobile RI sports betting, as the state’s site and app appear active. What’s uncertain, though, is whether a lawsuit to prevent Rhode Island from going mobile might stop it. The suit first came to light shortly after legislators passed a bill adding mobile to RI sports […]

Rhode Island Sports Betting Lawsuit Takes Aim At Retail, Mobile Laws

The legality of Rhode Island sports betting is under attack. Brandon Bell, a former chair of the state’s Republican Party, helped to engineer a lawsuit challenging the legality of sports betting in Rhode Island. “… the General Assembly has refused to follow our State Constitution by seeking voter approval before expanding gambling in the form of […]