Twin River chairman confident following Mass. casino approval

Twin River chairman confident following Mass. casino approval

LINCOLN - Following last week's approval of the opening of a casino in Plainville, Mass., the chairman of the board at Twin River Casino released a statement to say Lincoln casino officials remain confident.

John E. Taylor Jr. pointed out that the license approved for Plainville, Mass., is for slots only. Twin River Casino added table games last summer.

"We knew this day was coming and have been planning for its eventuality since the commonwealth announced its plans for casino gambling," Taylor said.

He added that though he believes "there could have been better locations from the regional market perspective," Twin River will continue to compete as it does with Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

"We have long believed that our best course of action is to stay myopically-focused on the things we can control, such as the quality of the gaming and entertainment experience at Twin River, which is what we will continue to do," he said.

"To that end, we remain confident that our convenient highway location, strong partnership with the state of Rhode Island, full range of amenities and attention to customer service will continue to well position us against new venues in Massachusetts."