“We respect the Governor’s decision to temporarily close our two Rhode Island casinos,” said Marc Crisafulli, president of Twin River Casino Hotel and Tiverton Casino Hotel, through a spokesperson via The Newport Daily News. “As we said at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continued health and safety of Rhode Islanders must take priority. To that end, we will temporarily close our doors at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and the Tiverton Casino Hotel at 10:00 pm on Sunday, November 29th with the hope and expectation that circumstances will allow us to reopen two weeks thereafter.
“Nearly all of our salaried and hourly workforce will be furloughed upon closure and will be guaranteed their jobs as the facilities reopen.
“We sincerely regret any inconvenience to our customers and importantly, to our employees who have done an incredible job of adhering to strict COVID protocols for the safety of our guests. That said, the State’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus are of critical importance and we are committed to doing all we can to contribute to that goal.”