Rhode Island has pretty much strict regulations when it comes to casinos and gambling. Though they do have some gambling establishments, they are well monitored and restricted when it comes to certain games, including blackjack.
Last week, though, news came out that one of the owners of one of the largest slot parlors in Rhode Island had a private meeting with Governor Carcieri in May. This was a “secret” back then but some details have been released since then. As it turns out, the owner requested the permission to expand their operations to include virtual blackjack.
In relation to this, news has come out that state Lottery Director Gerald Aubin has allowed the installation of several varieties of virtual blackjack at the Lincoln dog track. He has the power to allow gambling for 24 hours with or without public approval.
All this comes as good news to those who love gambling – especially blackjack – in the area. However, for some, the turn of events is slightly alarming. They believe that it might be a sort of “casino creep,” meaning that they might not have a voice in how gambling would operate in their state.
As a result, there are no some inquiries going on about the legality of virtual blackjack. There is nothing definite yet. All I can find out is that there are questions being raised but no definite answers are being given. We can expect this go on for a while I am sure. In the meantime, those of you who would enjoy virtual blackjack, visit the nearest installations near you.