Twin River Management Group will be fulfilling a promise on Thursday, July 23 when they have the ‘Slots’ sign removed from the west-looking side of the Newport Grand Slots building.

“I just heard the SLOTS sign on Newport Grand will be removed tomorrow between 8:30am -11:30am!! We appreciate the promise to do so is FINALLY being kept… thank you John Taylor. The gateway to Newport has been greatly improved,” said Liz Tabor, President of Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling, on her personal Facebook Page on Wednesday night.

Upon purchase of Newport Grand, Twin River Management Group promised to not go back to the voters on a vote for table games in the future and that they would also remove the infamous sign once the purchase of the property was complete.

Twin River Management Group completed the purchase of Newport Grand last week and hopes to move the casino license to Tiverton, pending state and voter approval.

PHOTO: In 2014, Joseph Paolino and partners covered the ‘Slots’ sign with a rendering of the plan for the building and promised to take the sign down if voters approved table gaming.

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