The wheel of roulette could spin in July at Twin River after voters approved the slot parlor plan to become a full-fledged casino.
Twin River hopes to start offering table games such as blackjack and craps as early as July 1, John Taylor Jr., chairman of the Twin River board of directors, said Friday. But first the Lincoln facility will have to renovate space for 65 gaming tables, recruit and train 350 new workers and pass a litany of state licensing requirements.
Voters on Tuesday strongly supported Twin River’s proposal to offer table games to compete with the casinos now allowed to build in Massachusetts visit KadoQQ.
The casinos are far from opening. Twin River’s start-up chief will give time to build customer loyalty, according to Rep. William San Bento, D-Pawtucket, is pushing to get the Twin River casino inquiries at this year’s ballot.
“Once Massachusetts starts building, it will still take three or four years before they open,” said San Bento. “It’s very important that we get up and run first.”
It is possible that table games could operate on Twin River before July 1, said Taylor. The date will depend on how quickly the country’s gambling regulators approve of the slot parlor plan.
To accommodate the expansion, Twin River plans to recruit 350 dealers, managers, security guards, backroom accountants and cashiers. A workweek is planned for Wednesday for those interested in working as dealers or managers.
The facility now employs 900 people.
When table games started at Twin River, poker was probably not one of them. Taylor says poker will require a separate room, and the slot parlor executives have yet to decide whether the game will be a match for Twin River.
“We’re spending a lot of time now trying to figure out if the market can support the poker room,” he said. “That’s a question mark.”
The Newport Grand slot room also requested permission for table games, and while voters across the state supported the idea Tuesday, local voters balked. The casino referendum must pass across the state and in the facility’s host community to be approved.
The two slot spaces in the state now contribute an estimated $ 300 million annually to state coffers.
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