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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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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

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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John Tlumacki / Getty Images

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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