Narragansetts File Complaint Against Twin River 'Casino'
By Associated Press Published on 9/2/2009
Providence, R.I. - A member of the Narragansett tribal council has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General's office over the Twin River slot parlor's use of the term “casino.”
Randy Noka says in his complaint filed Monday that UTGR Inc. engaged in “false advertising” by calling the Lincoln facility a “casino,” according to the Providence Journal newspaper.
UTGR Inc. is the parent company of Twin River. The entertainment facility offers slot machines, or video display terminals. It also used to offer dog racing for its patrons, and had been known as a “racino.”
Noka says Rhode Island law does not allow a casino unless strict conditions are met and the state's citizens vote to approve it.The Narragansetts effort to build a casino in West Warwick was voted down in 2006.
Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says his office is reviewing the complaint.