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State Postpones Casino Commercial Developer Vote

Tony Cabral
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Commercial developers looking to get in on the casino game are going to have to wait another three months before the state even considers allowing them to bid on a license.

The panel that oversees the state’s casino gambling law postponed a vote Tuesday that, if approved, would have allowed commercial developers the opportunity to competitively bid for a casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts.

State Representative Tony Cabral tells WBSM News even though the vote is being delayed, Southeastern Mass. won’t fall behind the other two sectors where casinos are being proposed.

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The final vote has been postponed by 90 days after Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby labeled the solution “imperfect”.

The added time allows the Mashpee Wampanoags to finalize a proposal for a tribal casino.

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