On April 25, Bally’s Corporation officially revealed that Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort has opened 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art gaming space in a significant extension of its casino floor.
With this extension, a crucial component of the Marc A. Crisafulli Economic Development Act passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor McKee in 2021 is fulfilled.
Grand opening ceremony:
For this special occasion, the grand opening ceremony at Bally’s Lincoln was hosted by Bally’s representatives such as Craig Eaton Head of Bally’s Rhode Island Operations, Paul Juliano Senior Vice President, Craig Sculos Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, and Tony Rohrer Regional Vice President & General Manager.
Furthermore, Governor Daniel McKee, Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senator Frank Ciccone who serves as Chair of Joint Committee on State Lottery, Lincoln Town Administrator Philip Gould and George Nee, President, AFL-CIO were among the guests.
During his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Eaton said: “We are pleased to celebrate today’s grand opening alongside so many of our valued partners, including Governor McKee, House and Senate Leadership, our union workforce, and our regulators, the Division of Lottery and Department of Business Regulation.
“Our expanded gaming floor, combined with other property improvements, represents a $100 million investment in Rhode Island to generate much needed revenue for our home state.”
He added: “The new gaming area includes 355 slot machines, 57 table games, 27 stadium-style games, and a first-class, high limit gaming area. Our expanded footprint also blends with the existing facility design, incorporating several feng shui principles such as a large waterfall. Additionally, a new, comfortable, and contemporary food hall provides seating for 150 guests, including an exclusive private dining area with exterior views. Finally, adjacent to the new 16-seat casino bar is ‘Plume & Proof,’ a cigar lounge with access to an outdoor smoking patio.”
All guests expressed their support for the new Bally’s casino-resort.
In this regard, Governor McKee said: “This expansion marks another important milestone for not only Bally’s Lincoln but for Rhode Island itself. We are grateful to Bally’s for its ongoing partnership that contributes to our workforce, our economy, and our State as a whole. I also want to congratulate Bally’s on the successful completion of this crucial expansion and continued investment in Rhode Island’s future.”
Speaker Shekarchi added: “I was pleased to sponsor the legislation that paved the way for today’s grand opening ceremony, and I congratulate Bally’s on its continued investment in our State and its workforce.”
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said: “I applaud Bally’s efforts to continuously reinvest in itself and this State by improving upon an already wonderful gaming facility, and in so doing, fulfilling their commitment to constantly improve all they offer their customers, stakeholders, and the taxpayers of Rhode Island.”
George Nee said: “Today is an important day for not only the tradespeople we represent who built this beautiful addition, but also for the close to 1,000 union members who service and operate this facility day in and day out.
“We celebrate the fact that over 20 unions and hundreds of union members played a role in expanding, modernizing, and operating Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort. Thank you to Bally’s for its continued commitment to preserve and enhance the family sustaining wages and benefits opportunities that it provides to our members.”
Administrator Gould added: “On behalf of the Town of Lincoln, congratulations to the entire Bally’s team on today’s grand opening and we thank you for your dedication to your host community of Lincoln.”
Layout of the Spa Light – International Spa:
In addition, Bally’s opened Spa Light – International Spa earlier this year, the biggest Korean inspired spa in the region spanning 14,000 square feet.
It offers many services involving massages, body scrubs, facials, skin care and eyelash services. Also, it includes deluxe saunas and a bathhouse consisting of vital pools, whirlpools and cold pools.
More services involve steam rooms, sit-down showers, body scrub tables and well-equipped men’s and women’s changing rooms.
The four luxurious dome saunas involve a Finnish-style hot sauna, an elemental Jade Room, a Himalayan Salt Room, and invigorating Ice Room. Furthermore, the spa’s dedicated dining room for clients includes Korean cuisine.
Suffolk Construction was the general contractor for both projects.