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Mitchell: Other Casinos Unlikely if Wampanoags Get Federal Approval

Just weeks after New Bedford loses out on a casino bid, a Taunton-based casino may soon get the green light from the federal government.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for years has tried to get land in trust approved for a tribal resort casino in Taunton

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Lottery Sales Up Sharply at Plainridge Park

BOSTON (AP) _ Lottery sales are up dramatically at Plainridge Park, Massachusetts' first casino.

The Massachusetts Gambling Commission said Thursday that the Plainville slots parlor and harness racing track generated about $223,000 in lottery sales from June 22 to Aug. 1. That's up ne

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Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

State Seeks to Dismiss Boston’s Lawsuit Against Wynn Casino

BOSTON (AP) _ The state wants a judge to dismiss Boston's lawsuit challenging the award of a casino license to Wynn.

In a filing provided to the Associated Press, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission argues the city doesn't have the right to challenge the decision since casino license awards are not subject to judicial review.

The commissi

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Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.  Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mass. Gaming Chair Crosby Unsure of Region C’s Future

When KG Urban withdrew their plans for a New Bedford casino, Brockton was left as the only remaining candidate for the Region C casino license.

Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to stick with the previously established September deadline before entering applications into Phase Two

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

With Casino Deal Dead, City Looks at Other Uses for Former NStar Site

The New Bedford Economic Development Council is not taking a break to mourn the loss of a casino deal in the city.

Executive Director Derek Santos says the Council will continue to look at potential u

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Officials Mull Future After New Bedford Casino Plan Scrapped

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts gambling regulators are weighing what to do next now that developers of a proposed New Bedford casino abruptly dropped out of the competition.

The state Gaming Commission met Thursday after New York-based developers KG Urban Enterprises notified them late Wednesday that they were withdrawing their plans for a $650 million Foxwoods-operated casino because of an inability to secure financing.

The five-mem

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Credit: Mass Gaming Commission Twitter Feed
Credit: Mass Gaming Commission Twitter Feed

Commission Accepts KG Urban Withdrawal

KG Urban's efforts to obtain a Region C Casino license officially came to an end on Thursday when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 5-0 to accept the company's letter to withdraw from the process.

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Blame Game Begins As New Bedford Casino Plan Dies

Count the casino as the latest broken promise to the City of New Bedford.

In a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Wednesday, KG Urban Enterprises CEO Barry Gosin rescinded the firm's application for the remaining casino license, dashing all hopes of a casino on New Befdord's waterfront

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

New Bedford Casino Proposal is Dead

The plan to build a $650 million casino on New Bedford's waterfront has been scrapped by the developer.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images

Town Trying To Block Construction Of Martha’s Vineyard Casino

BOSTON (AP) _ A casino fight is brewing on bucolic Martha's Vineyard.

The town of Aquinnah filed a request for a temporary restraining order Tuesday that would compel the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to stop construction of a gambling hall on the famous resort island.

Tribe member

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