Twin River Unveils $75 Million Tiverton Proposal

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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Twin River unveiled the details of its proposed casino in Tiverton on Monday before the Tiverton Town Council. The new facility leverages the company’s the Newport Grand gaming license, proposes expansion to table games and relocation to Tiverton. The new facility claims that by 2020, it will generate between $127 million and $147 million in annual gaming revenue.The new facilities comes after months of meeting between the leadership of the gaming company and members of the public.

The new design reflects what the residents of the Town of Tiverton voiced to John Taylor, CEO of  Twin River Management Group (TRMG) heard from residents. 

Overwhelming Input -  keep the scale proportional to the towns' character. The proposed the facility includes building an 84-room hotel. The total claimed investment is $75 million.

TRMG owns and manages Twin River in Lincoln, Newport Grand, a casino in Mississippi, as well as a Colorado horse racetrack that possesses 13 OTB licenses. 

The details as provided by TRMG: 

•    Total Acreage -- 45 
•    Developable Acreage – 23 
•    Surface parking – 1,100 Customer Parking Spaces 

200 Employee Parking Spaces 

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•    Total Area: ~ 85,000 sf 
•    Gaming Floor ~ 38,000 sf: 

Slot Machines – 1,000 

Table Games – 32 (blackjack, roulette, craps, etc.) 

•    Food & Beverage – 15,500 sf 

Bar with entertainment stage
Sit-down restaurant – owner operated Take-away restaurants – 2-3 branded third party Total F&B Seating Capacity -- 290 

•    Other Amenities include:
Smoking and non-smoking sections 

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Valet parking
Connected hotel and casino Covered Porte Cochere Retail logo store
Players reward center 

•    Back of House and Support – 32,000 sf 
•    Employment – 525-600 licensed employees; 350-400 FTEs 


•    Separate hotel lobby in casino entry 
•    Guest Rooms – 84 Rooms 
•    Meeting Space – 3 Rooms 
•    Food & Beverage – breakfast room only 
•    Small Fitness Center 
•    Total Area: 53,000 sf DESIGN ELEMENTS 

Inspired by the local historical shoreline context and recent buildings built in the 1 area that have successfully bridged time, creating a facility which is comfortable, familiar and modern. 

•    All public facing elements – entry and public parking – face northwest, away 

from residential areas 

•    Casino and hotel not visible from surrounding roads 
•    Community input shaped the design of the facility 
•    Nature walks and wetland overlooks 


$75MM which includes site work, construction of hotel and casino, land costs and other project expenses 

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Related Slideshow: How Do Twin River Casino and Plainridge Park Casino Match Up?

With Plainridge Park Casino opening in Plainville, MA, GoLocal looked into how the new facility will measure up against Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.


1.) Payout Percentage: How much of each dollar spent is won back by a customer.

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Number of Slot Machines

Twin River: 4,500

Plaindridge Park: 1,200

Twin River has nearly four times the number of slot machines that Plainridge Park has available. 



Photo courtesy of: Flickr/Raging Wire

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Number of Table Games

Twin River: 80

Plaindridge Park: 50

Twin River offers 30 more table options than Plainridge Park, including poker, blackjack, craps, and more.



Photo courtesy of Flickr/Images Money

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Payout Percentage

Twin River: 90.845%

Plaindridge Park: N/A

The data for Plainridge Park will come out in the coming months, but Twin River's customers won back 90.845% of their money in May of 2015.



Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jessie Hodge

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Square Feet

Twin River: 300,000

Plaindridge Park: 106,000

Twin River's facility is nearly triple the size of Plainridge Park's and neither is limited to gambling areas.

The former has an event center, a cigar bar, and more. The latter has several restaurants and a horse track.

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Number of Hotel Rooms

Twin River: None

Plaindridge Park: None

Neither Twin River or Plainridge Park currently offer hotel accomodations for their customers. Instead, they suggest to search for nearby options. 

However, plans to build a hotel at Twin River were approved in March of 2015 by the RI House of Representatives. A date for when construction would be finalized has not been announced. 

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Number of Restaurants

Twin River: 2

Plaindridge Park: 2

While both facilties offer food court options, each has two prominent dining locations.

Doug Flutie's Sports Pub is the featured option at Plainridge Park, while Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse is a Twin River staple. 

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Year Established

Twin River: 2007

Plaindridge Park: 2015

Twin River's grounds were first established when Lincoln Downs was built in 1947. It officially became known as Twin River Casino in March of 2007.

The casino at Plainridge Park has just been finalized, but the facility first opened in 1999 as a racetrack.

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Twin River: Twin River Event Center

Plaindridge Park: Revolution 1776 Lounge

Twin River's 29,000 square foot venue will play host to Whitesnake on July 24 and Boz Scaggs on August 1. 

The Revolution 1776 Lounge will welcome Thirty 6 Red on June 25, Bon Jersey on June 27, and Shattered on June 28.

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Hours of Operation

Twin River: 24/7

Plainridge Park: 24/7

Both casinos are open all day all year long, providing customers with the opportunity to win money at any hour of the day.

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Horse Racing

Twin River: None

Plainridge Park: Live-harness racing track

Horse racing distinguishes Plainridge Park from Twin River. 

At the Plainville location live-harness racing takes place all the way through November.



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