Rhode Island Becomes 7th State to Offer iGaming

The state of Rhode Island has gotten online casino gaming eight months after the activity was regulated, as Bally's Corporation has launched their online casino in the state.

Customers 21 years of age or older and physically located in the state can now download the iOS app or visit the company's website to register and play. The casino features table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and others, as well as around 170 online slot machines. A live dealer game studio was built at Bally's Twin Rivers casino, providing 4,000 square feet of gaming space to be offered online.

The launch comes after a four-day test period to ensure the site was acting in accordance with state regulations. Bally's is effectively going to have a monopoly on online betting in Little Rhody, as lawmakers gave the company and IGT a no bid contract to run the state's land casinos, which are tied to the online licenses.

Bally's will be paying a hefty 50% tax on slot revenue, while table games are going to be taxed at 18%.

In addition to Rhode Island, online casino gaming is also legal in Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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