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Operator/supplier deals

Rhode Island Lottery – IGT (sports betting at Twin River Casino’s two locations)

 

Online/land-based partnerships

N/A

 

Licensing deals

IGT – William Hill (sports betting)

 

Marketing deals

N/A

 

Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league teams in Rhode Island.

 

Online/offline revenue split

0/100

 

Amounts wagered

N/A

 

Total number of betting premises

Two land-based casinos

 

Stake tax take

$362.7m from lottery in FY 2017

What type of licenses are available?

None – only the two land-based casinos are permitted to offer sports betting.

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

N/A

 

How do you apply for a license?

N/A

 

What are the integrity fees?

N/A

 

What is the current tax rate?

The casino will retain just 17% of sports betting revenues, with the state taking 51% and the remainder going to providers.

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

No

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Regulated

Rhode Island signed legal sports betting into law in June 2018. Twin River commenced sports betting in November 2018, shortly followed by Tiverton Casino. These are the only two casino operators allowed to offer sports wagering.

 

Regulator details

Rhode Island Lottery,

1425 Pontiac Avenue,

Cranston,

RI 02920

401-463-6500

http://www.rilot.com/about.asp#contact

 

Executive Director: Gerald S. Aubin

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No, although there is provision for on-site mobile betting.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

The state AG has expressed favorable opinions, but no legislation has passed yet, despite a bill being introduced.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

Just DFS legislation