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The North Providence Breeze 05-16-2018

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Island venues – Twin River Casino in Lincoln and the soon to open Tiverton Casino and Hotel – could possibly accommodate the addition of sports betting should the ruling prove favor- able to Rhode Island," she said. "That review has included space and staff considerations. We will continue that review and planning process," she added. "We look forward to learning more about the state's approach to sports betting." Changes at Twin River would likely significantly increase revenue to the Lincoln-based casino, with a portion of proceeds going to the state coffers. Brian Murtha, a Pawtucket resident and gambling aficionado, said he plans to start dabbling a bit in betting on NFL games, but nothing big. He said he did it in Las Vegas and it was fun. If he recalls correctly, said Murtha, a three-team parlay for $25 wins $125. The American Gaming Association estimated that $4.7 billion was wagered on Super Bowl 51 in 2017, of which 97 percent was illegal. Some $138.5 million was wagered legally in Nevada on that same Super Bowl. The underground sports betting economy in the United States is worth roughly $150 billion each year. Until now, Rhode Islanders wishing to par- ticipate in this activity had to bring their money out of state, or play ille- gally. "Enabling legal sports wagering in Rhode Island would provide revenue for critical state services while provid- ing a new entertainment option for Rhode Islanders," said Ruggerio in a statement. "The state now has an opportunity to offer a legal means for Rhode Islanders to enjoy a form of entertainment in which many already engage." Ruggerio's legislation and the related budget article were scheduled for a hearing Tuesday afternoon at a joint meeting of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee, which reviews gaming matters. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said in a statement that he's pleased the Supreme Court made its ruling in time for the state's budget delibera- tions. He said he has been on record as supporting sports betting if it is ruled legal, and that day has come. "I look forward to finalizing the details," he said. A spokesman for Gov. Gina Raimondo said the administration took proactive measures in anticipa- tion of the ruling. Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin has led the initiative, and the state is in the process of develop- ing the infrastructure to begin sports betting this fall and keep revenue in Rhode Island. Rep. William O'Brien, of District 54 in North Providence, called atten- tion Monday to his bill that would allow social gaming in private resi- dences, public taverns, and private clubs. O'Brien's bill would legalize activities such as NCAA basketball tournament pools as long as there is a social relationship between participants and no person other than the partici- pants receives anything of value. "Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to allow states to pursue legalized sports betting, there is no reason why this practical and reason- able legislation that would make every office pool or good-natured wager between friends and family no longer a crime," said O'Brien in a statement. 6 NORTH PROVIDENCE MAY 16-22, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION BETTING From Page One Mancini Center lists upcoming activities NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., plans the following events. A Memorial Day celebration will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 11 a.m., featuring a Korean War Veterans Color Guard Ceremony followed by entertainment with Ken Morracco. For dining reservations, call 401-231-0742 by Friday, May 18. The following classes are offered to members. New memberships are welcomed. • Zumba is offered on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. • Ceramics classes will begin in June on Tuesdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $20 for four classes. Ceramics sessions must be pre-paid in full at the first class of each month. The class includes paints, brushes, glazes, unlimited glazing and kiln usage. Ceramic pieces are not includ- ed and must be purchased separately. Fee is due at registration. Space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, May 25. • Salsa and dance aerobics classes are offered on Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn to dance the salsa, swing, merengue, samba and bachata. No partner or experience required. Learn about alternative treatments for chronic pain on Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m. For more information, call 401-231- 0742, ext. 102. Cool Licks Creamery Open for the Season! Cool Licks Creamery Open for the Season! Frozen Lemonade • Frozen Yogurt Soft Serve Ice Cream • Hard Ice Cream Non-Dairy Soft Serve and much, much more! We now have DOGSTERS! $1 00 OFF DOGSTERS with mention of this ad. 99% Fat Free Watermelon Sherbet 1808 Smith St., North Providence Sunday Family Style Dinner 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Adults $15.95 Children $9.95 1113 Charles St., North Providence | 723-6900 | www.lancellottas.com Take-ouT available WedNeSday – SuNday Wednesdays 11a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. baNqueT ReSTauRaNT Original Chef and Owner, Mike O'Brien invites you to our Smith Street location Dining Room Now Open! Featuring BYOB! Full Seafood Menu including Baked & Fried Seafood, Linguine with Clam Sauce, Pasta Dishes & The Carrie's House Special The Same Great Seafood You've Known NOw iN ONe LOCaTiON 1942 Smith Street, North Providence, RI Every Friday from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 353-0971 • www.carrieslobsterri.com Ethan Anthony's Back Nine @ Louisquisee 1 Overlook Circle, No h Providence, RI 02904 • 401-865-6348 Monday 35¢ Wings $2 Domestic Beer WeDNesDay $5 Margaritas $5 BURGeRs ThURsDay Milt Javery 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday seafood specials sta ing at $8.95 saTURDay early Bird specials 4 p.m.-6 p.m. sta ing at $10.95 1 lb. Prime Rib $15.95 Wednesday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cliff Myers Friday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Vini ames saturday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. angelo UNDER NEW MANANGEMENT MORNING NOON NIGHT Local Eats

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