Rhode Island Casinos can be found to the north and the south of the state. The best casinos in Rhode Island are in Newport, to the southeast, and in Lincoln, near the border with Massachusetts. The Twin River Casino in Lincoln is based around a dog track, while the Newport Grand is a stand-alone casino.
Rhode Island gambling has a modest reputation. There is certainly nothing here to rival the glitz, glamor, and size of Las Vegas casinos, and it has a long way to go before it can beat the queen of gambling in the south, Louisiana. However, the best casinos in Rhode Island offer all of the games you would expect to find in a large casino establishment. There are no Rhode Island casinos with hotels, but there are plenty of accommodation options in the state, some only a short distance away from the Rhode Island gambling establishments.
Newport Casino is one of the best casinos in Rhode Island due to its gaming space of 50,000 square feet. The casino boasts over 1,000 gaming machines, although there are no table games, so those who like the thrill of tournaments and the traditional feel of playing at a table may be disappointed. The casino complex is homely, with different themed buffets served up for different days of the week, such as Italian, ribs, and seafood. Visitors are invited to see shows and concerts at the Newport Grand Event Center, such as tribute bands, rock concerts or comedy acts. Overall, the casino is designed to give its visitors a great Rhode Island vacation experience, whether they are serious gamblers, or vacationers wanting to simply soak up the lively atmosphere.
Of the Rhode Island casinos, Twin River Casino in Lincoln has the most choice when it comes to gambling options. The casino offers greyhound racing, bingo, and over 4,700 gaming machines. The machines are packed into 400,000 square foot of gaming space, making it quite a cozy squeeze, but at least visitors are likely to find a space at the machine they want to play on. For many, the dog track at Twin River is the center of Rhode Island Gambling. The dog track is open 24 hours, so you can bet on your favorite greyhound to win at any time of the day or night. The casino also offers the choice of entertainment. Visitors can choose to pay to see headline events at the Twin River Event Center, or wander in, free of charge, for live music at the casino's bar. Add a steakhouse and a sports bar, as well as thirteen other dining outlets, and you can see why Twin River Casino is a real rival to the Connecticut casinos just over the border.
There is so much to do in the state, other than Rhode Island gambling, and many of the state's attractions are easily accessible from the casinos. Newport Casino is a top choice in the warmer months, as it is surrounded by Rhode Island beaches, where gamers can take a breath of fresh air, or sunbathe on the sands. Twin River Casino, meanwhile, is located to the north of Providence, the largest city in the state, known for its shopping as well as its sights and attractions. The city is particularly known famous for its jewelry, and for its unique antique stores.
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