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New Bedford Councilor Wants City To Stop Dragging Feet On Casino Deal

We're just a few days away from a Region C application deadline set by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and no word yet on a deal between New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises.

Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jon Mitchell again outlined his points of contention over the developer's proposed waterfront casino on Cannon Street

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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Foxwoods Signs Letter Of Intent To Operate Proposed New Bedford Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino has signed a letter of intent to join with developer KG Urban Enterprises to operate a casino on New Bedford's waterfront.

KG Urban is eyeing the former Cannon Street Power Station as the site for a waterfront casino

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Developer Discussing New Bedford Casino With Foxwoods

Developers of a proposed resort casino in Massachusetts on the New Bedford waterfront say Foxwoods is among the gambling companies they are in discussions with to operate the facility.

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, an adviser to KG Urban Enterprises, told Massachusetts regulators Thursday that the company requests a 60-day extension to complete negotiations

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

Whaling City Golf Course Again Eyed By Casino Developers

There is again speculation about the city-owned Whaling City Golf Course being home to a resort casino.

An attorney for the city has informed the State Gaming Commission that one of the sites being considered for casino development in New Bedford is owned by the city

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Bradley C. Bower / Bloomberg/Getty Images

Gaming Panel Delays Application Process For Southeastern Mass. Casino

The Mass. Gaming Commission has again delayed action on a casino license for Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Commission voted on Thursday to extend the deadline for accepting applications to February 1st, in the interest of increased competition

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Former CT Congressman: Casinos Not a Good Bet

Former congressman turned author Bob Steele of Connecticut makes no bones about it: he's opposed to casino gambling and the impact it has on people and the communities where they're located.

Speaking with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Steele said the nation's most successful casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, are now facing tough times

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

What’s Next For Casino Gambling In Massachusetts

With the western region settled, state gambling regulators turn their full attention to the two remaining casino licenses in the eastern and southeastern regions.

This month, the two competing proposals for the eastern license will be aired at public hearings in their respective communities

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John Tlumacki / Getty Images

Foxwoods Says Its Still Working With Fall River

Foxwoods is dismissing speculation that it has shifted focus from Fall River to New Bedford as the possible home for a new, resort-style casino.

Dale Wolbrink, a Foxwoods spokeswoman, said the Connecticut-based casino operator has not determined that possible sites in Fall River are ``unsuitable,'' despite local media reports

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

Chamber Chief Believes Fall River Still Has Inside Track For Casino

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

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Standard Times Reports Foxwoods In Serious Negotiations With New Bedford

The Standard Times is reporting the City of New Bedford is entrenched in serious negotiations with Foxwoods Casino Resort to build one of the state's three licensed casinos on a familiar site.

The paper says according to source

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