NEWPORT -- Rhode Island voters will be asked to determine whether to allow casino gambling at Newport Grand this November.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed a bill Wednesday that will put a question on the ballot to let voters decide if they want to continue the progression of gaming at the former jai alai fronton.
Chafee's signature was expected, and follows a pair of overwhelmingly affirmative votes in the House and Senate in early March and April.
However, before table games can take root in Newport, the referendum will need to be approved on both a statewide and local level.
Newport Grand officials have said that the move to table games is needed in order to compete with the prospect of casinos in neighboring Massachusetts.
A similar bill was approved last year concerning Lincoln's Twin River.