Arrest Made for Gun Possession at Bally’s Casino in Rhode Island


Date Posted: February 10, 2024, 01:15h. 

Last updated on: February 10, 2024, 01:19h.

A woman has been arrested after an assault at Rhode Island’s Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino. She is facing multiple charges.

Rhode Island’s Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino
Rhode Island’s Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino, pictured above. A woman was arrested there following an assault. (Image: Providence Business News)

Shanequa Bonnie, 28, of Worcester, Mass., was taken into custody for causing a disturbance at the gaming property.

During the incident, a firearm was brandished.

Bonnie has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder, assault and/or battery, not having a license or permit to carry a pistol, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Bonnie was booked on the charges and is being held in custody until her appearance at Third Division District Court.

Further details were not disclosed by the Rhode Island State Police.

TikTok Gambling Defendants Avoid Jail

Two brothers have been able to avoid imprisonment in a Minnesota gambling conspiracy involving TikTok and two gaming properties.

Blake C. Fitzgerald, 40, of Farmington, Minn., has been placed on two years’ probation with a $488 fine.

He streamed slot machine games at two Minnesota casinos live on TikTok at the request of paying viewers.

Fitzgerald recently pleaded guilty in Scott County District Court to operating a remote bookie business.

He streamed the slots between 2022 and 2023 at Mystic Lake Casino and Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

Other charges against him are pending, including a count of instructing others to violate gambling laws, as well as three related misdemeanors, which could result in a prison sentence.

Fitzgerald appeared in Goodhue County District Court regarding the pending case, with a return date set for March 13.

Fitzgerald’s brother, Christopher J.L. Mattison, 34, of unknown address, also pleaded guilty and was placed on probation for a year, with a $250 fine.

Under their scheme, the two men placed bets for 81 players who wagered over $48,000 in total, with one jackpot surpassing $15,000.

Altogether, about 165,000 people followed the brothers’ TikTok content.

The Star Tribune, a Minnesota news outlet, also reported that management at both gaming properties discovered the operation. One brother told viewers via TikTok on January 12, 2023, about being ejected from Mystic Lake casino.

Treasure Island casino management also issued one of the brothers a permanent trespass notice on the same January day, according to the Star Tribune.



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