TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — Workers are preparing to open the new Twin River-Tiverton casino to the public.

The Providence Journal reports the 85,000 square foot casino and 84-room, three-story hotel will open on Saturday Sept. 1.

Workers are putting the final coats of painting on the walls, stocking the restaurants and getting other things ready for the grand opening.

Joanna Kripp is senior project manager for the general contractor, Gilbane Building Co. She says seeing everything come together is exciting.

The casino will have 1,000 slot machines and 32 table games. It's replacing the Newport Grand slots parlor, which is closing on Tuesday.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com