ally’s Corporation officially broke ground Thursday on a planned $100 million expansion at its flagship Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The development is set to add 40,000 square feet to the gaming floor, a 14,000 square foot spa, and an enhanced food hall area.
The gaming space expansion on the first floor will allow for the majority of the gaming to occur on one floor, freeing up the second floor for an additional entertainment offering. The planned spa will be a Korean-style space attached to the venue’s hotel.
Moreover, the company is working on improved air circulation and lightning and greater separation between non-smoking and smoking areas; a new entranceway for the hotel and spa; and a modernized casino space with upgraded amenities and design.
What an exciting day!! 🤩— Twin River Casino Hotel (@twinrivercasino) September 16, 2021
We held our official groundbreaking ceremony today celebrating our upcoming property expansion with @BallysCorp. Thank you to everyone on our team, along with all of our neighbors and local partners that attended! #ballysbreaksground pic.twitter.com/4tWBh2CkkI
The casino will remain fully operational throughout construction. Bally’s has also officially renamed both its Rhode Island casinos: Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Bally’s Tiverton Casino & Hotel.
Exterior signage will soon be replaced and the Bally Rewards Players Club program will be implemented. Both properties will feature Bally’s dice, cards, gaming chips and table game layouts.
“Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of our $100 million investment in the State of Rhode Island and we are thrilled to break ground on a project that will involve approximately 20 construction trades over the course of the next 12-14 months,” said Paul Juliano, Vice President of Operations for Bally’s Corporation.
Juliano was joined in the ground breaking ceremony by Governor Daniel J. McKee; Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi; Senate President Dominick Ruggerio; AFL-CIO President George Nee; Michael Sabitoni, president of Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council; and Philip Gould, town administrator Lincoln.
“The combined improvements we will make in our facilities and in our customer offerings will well position our Rhode Island properties to continue to play a key role in the economic prosperity of our state,” further added Juliano.
“I appreciate the commitment by Bally’s to continue to invest in the future of Rhode Island,” said Governor McKee. “While we are encouraged by our state’s strong emergence from the pandemic, we must continue to be vigilant about the vibrancy of our economy and today’s launch of a $100 million investment in the state is notable.”
Additionally, Speaker Shekarchi, who sponsored the legislation that paved the way for Bally’s announcement, said the continued investment will benefit both state and taxpayers “who rely on revenue generated here and in Tiverton” for important social programs.