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June 19th, 2013 at 10:58:59 AM permalink
It's official. From horses to greyhounds to slot parlor this facility is now a full fledged casino.The ribbon cutting ceremony ushering in table games took place this morning with the usual fanfare and celebrities. Patrons must be 18 years of age to enter and play their favorite games. The age to purchase and consume alcohol is 21 but the state is considering lowering it to 18 for military personnel. Alcoholic drinks are not complimentary at the tables but can be purchased.

I focused on blackjack and Spanish 21 and can say that the rules are comparable to the Connecticut games with conditions that make them very playable. Some tables have Match The Dealer with a 28-1 payout for two suited matches. If anyone has specific questions about these games or the casino I should be able to answer them so please feel free to ask.
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:03:47 AM permalink
Crowded? Many players, or mostly kibitzers?
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:07:48 AM permalink
As soon as they cut the ribbon every table was full. Blackjack started at $5 on what I call the main floor and limits were quickly raised. There is no grandfathering here, just a one shoe warning.
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:21:14 AM permalink
Heeey, I was here once when it was still Lincoln Park. Has the atmosphere improved at all? Sounds like it.
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:28:49 AM permalink
You won't recognize it. They even renamed the road leading to it off route 146 Twin River road some time ago.
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:32:29 AM permalink
Actually the casino was named for the road - or maybe more properly the "district" which has been known as such since time began and Twin River Road has had that name since at least the 70's
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:44:06 AM permalink
Quote: chickenman

Actually the casino was named for the road - or maybe more properly the "district" which has been known as such since time began and Twin River Road has had that name since at least the 70's



Okay, wanna name the rivers? West River was one of them I think.
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June 19th, 2013 at 11:50:59 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Okay, wanna name the rivers? West River was one of them I think.



Right you are. My understanding is there is actually only the West River which feeds and flows through Wenscott Reservoir ultimately joining the Moshassuck (sp?) so it is the West which is both of the "twin rivers"

Local lore has it that since Douglas Pike bisects the Wenscott that creates two rivers. It's a Rhode Island thing...
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June 19th, 2013 at 12:13:53 PM permalink
Quote: chickenman

Right you are. My understanding is there is actually only the West River which feeds and flows through Wenscott Reservoir ultimately joining the Moshassuck (sp?) so it is the West which is both of the "twin rivers"

Local lore has it that since Douglas Pike bisects the Wenscott that creates two rivers. It's a Rhode Island thing...



I had to go to the internet. I found those two plus the Woonasquatucket River.
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June 19th, 2013 at 12:26:15 PM permalink
Yes, the Woonasquatucket also flows from the west a couple miles to the south of the twin river area. Maybe that was close enough to confer the name.
BTW, I live on Woonasquatucket Reservoir so am happy to give up the drive to CT in favor of a neighboring casino.

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