Bally’s launches online casino offering in Rhode Island

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Bally’s Corporation has launched its online casino offering in Rhode Island, bringing its slots and table games to customers in the state. 

Available on desktop and iOS, Bally’s went live in the state on March 5 following a four-day technical trial period that began on March 1. 

Craig Eaton, President of Bally’s Rhode Island Operations, stated: “We are pleased to launch this new gaming product which is borne out of our partnership with the General Assembly, Governor McKee and our regulators, the RI Department of Revenue, Division of Lottery, Department of Business Regulation and RI State Police to enhance state revenue and better position the State’s casinos in the competitive New England gaming market.

“As with all gaming operations, the state will retain complete regulatory control of igaming, with nearly 62 per cent of the slot revenue and 15 per cent of the table game revenue directed to the state.” 

Bally’s is also utilising its partnership with Stakelogic, providing its live dealer and table games software and studio technology in the state. Initially, approximately 170 slot games will be offered, including digital alternatives to popular retail casino games, 

In addition, the operator will have live dealer blackjack and roulette table games in operation from its 4,000 square foot live dealer table games studio at the Bally’s Twin River Lincoln casino, creating 50 to 75 full and part-time jobs.

Responsible gaming tools will also be available to players on Bally’s online casino platform, including deposit limits, session limits, spend/wager limits, cool-off/time out and self-exclusion.

Bally’s is required to provide at least $50,000 in funding for problem gambling prevention and at least $200,000 to fund gambling treatment programs. It is also committed to the American Gaming Association’s code of conduct rollout as a minimum standard.

Rhode Island is the seventh state in the US to offer igaming, joining New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Customers must be at least 21 years old to play and physically located in the state.