Twin River casino officials meet with Tivertown Town Council, discuss project development

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TIVERTON, Rhode Island — Officials from the proposed Twin River casino have started building a relationship with the Rhode Island town targeted for the group's project.

Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which operates the gaming center in Lincoln, announced two weeks ago it had an agreement in principle to buy Newport Grand. The group wants to move its operation to Tiverton.

Twin River Chairman John Taylor met with the Tiverton Town Council Monday, along with more than 200 interested citizens, to discuss his project's development.

Taylor said he was at the meeting "with a clean slate," and hoped to get community input on the new casino's look, size, and amenities.

Taylor says a $500 million destination casino is not in his plans, referring to the large-scale proposed casino in nearby southeastern Massachusetts.

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