LINCOLN – The recently rebranded Twin River Casino Hotel has broken ground on a massive expansion in Lincoln, celebrated by officials last week.
Gov. Dan McKee was among those officials on Sept. 16, when company leaders revealed renovation and rebrand plans for the casino under the Bally’s name.
The renovation plans include a 40,000-square-foot addition to the gaming floor, a 10,000-square -foot spa and an enhanced food hall area.
Paul Juliano, vice president of operations for Bally’s Corp. said the 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.”
He indicated that the casino will remain fully operational throughout construction.
Juliano also announced that Bally’s has officially renamed both of its R.I. 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.
“We’re tremendously proud to bring the Bally’s iconic name and brand to Rhode Island,” said Juliano. “This is an exciting moment for our customers as we have several new and engaging experiences planned for our R.I. casinos.”
Juliano said the combined improvements will position the casino “to continue to play a key role in the economic prosperity of our state.”
McKee said, “I appreciate the commitment by Bally’s to continue to invest in the future of R.I. 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.”
Specifics of the Lincoln expansion include:
An additional 40,000-square-feet of gaming space on the first floor which will allow for the majority of the gaming to occur on one floor, freeing up the second floor for additional entertainment offering;
• A 14,000-square-foot Korean-style spa attached to the hotel;
• Improved air circulation and lighting and greater separation between non-smoking and smoking areas;
• A new porte-cochere entranceway for the hotel and spa;
• Modernized casino space with upgraded pathways, amenities and design features;
• Additional food hall, bar areas and public restrooms.