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R.I. treasurer backs Bally’s shareholder proposal for smoke-free casino study

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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The action marks the latest development in a years-long effort to prohibit smoking at the Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino and Bally’s Tiverton Casino, which remain exempt from the state’s 2005 indoor smoking ban. PROVIDENCE — State treasurer James A. Diossa on Friday agreed to back a Bally’s Corporation shareholder proposal to study the potential savings of going smoke-free at all Bally’s properties, including the casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton. Rhode Island’s pension system has about $11,000 invested in 900 shares of Bally’s Corporation, the Rhode Island-based casino giant which...

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