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Application Deadline Pushed Back For Region C Casino

The state Gaming Commission now says it will push back the next deadline for casino applications in the Fall River-New Bedford area to at least late September.

At a meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Thursday, the Commission pushed back an application deadline in Southeastern Massachusetts from July 23rd to at least Sept

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Protect Your Home From a Casino

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has asked state gambling regulators to bar casinos from placing liens on the homes of people with unpaid gambling debts.

The Boston Globe reports that Coakley, in a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday wrote, "Protecting against predatory lending and overly aggressive debt collection in the gaming industry is critical, because the odds are stacked against the patron being able to earn back the value of the loan

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TSM -  Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.
TSM - Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.

Fall River And Foxwoods Team Up On Casino Proposal

An economic engine for the region.  That's how Fall River officials describe a resort casino proposal announced Tuesday by Mayor Wil Flanagan and Foxwoods.  The casino will create 2,000 construction jobs and up to 5,000 permanent jobs

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Patrick: Gambling Law Working As Intended

 

Gov. Deval Patrick insists the state's casino gambling law is working exactly as it was intended and that he is not surprised by several recent votes against proposed casinos.

 The latest was in Milford, where voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a bid by Foxwoods to develop a $1 billion casino.

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Milford voters sign in (From Milford Daily News)

Milford Residents Say “No” to Casino Proposal

 

Residents of Milford have rejected a proposal to build a $1 billion casino, further cutting into the field of potential candidates for the state's first regional resort casino licenses.
 
    Foxwoods chief executive Scott Butera conceded defeat Tuesday, telling supporters that based on unofficial returns from the referendum, the project will not prevail.
 

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