Rhode Island Seeks To Increase Mobile Sports-Betting Registration

Rhode Island is readying a big push to take its sports-betting operations to the next level after a move to go mobile this fall led to a sizable jump in wagers on NFL contests and other games.

Although more than 13,000 people have already registered online to place wagers on games through the Rhode Island Lottery, just under half have activated their accounts, which requires a trip to one of the state’s two casinos.

With millions of dollars in potential revenue at stake, lottery officials are eyeing incentives to convince thousands of would-be sports gamblers who registered online to make the trip to the state’s flagship casino, Twin River, or to its smaller, satellite casino on the Massachusetts border in Tiverton.

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