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Chamber Chief Believes Fall River Still Has Inside Track For Casino

Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course. Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM

The head of the Fall River Chamber of Commerce is questioning the validity of a published report that said Foxwoods is looking at the Whaling City Golf Course in New Bedford as a site for a resort casino.

Speaking on WBSM’s Mid-Day Magazine, Rob Mellion admits when he read the Standard Times report, he started making phone calls…

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Mellion says he “gets” competition, but he believes if New Bedford wins the casino competition for Region C, it will likely cause tensions long-term between both communities.

And if Foxwoods is courting New Bedford, he says it could be an attempt to get a better deal from Fall River.

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