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Councilors Question Casino Host City Agreement

It's a safe bet casino talks will continue for months in New Bedford.

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Rev. David Lima Rips Casino Plan For New Bedford

When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet.

Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some

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KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com
KG Urban representatives and Mayor Jon Mitchell testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission - massgaming.com

Deadline Extension Granted for New Bedford and Somerset Casino Bids

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has granted a deadline extension to New Bedford and Somerset.

Commissioners deliberated after hearing testimony from Mayor Jon Mitchell and KG Urban Enterprises representatives, and decided in a 3-2 vote to extend the deadline for Phase One applications to May 4

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Mitchell: City Supports KG Urban Deadline Extension Request

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the City stands in support of KG Urban Enterprise's request for a Phase One application deadline extension.

The deadline to submit a formal application for a casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts was Monday night, but the City and KG Urban had failed to reach an agreement by then

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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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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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Brockton Casino Deal Advances

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has announced an agreement with Mass. Gaming and Entertainment to allow construction of a casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds, owned by businessman George Carney.

The Enterprise is reporting that the host agreement calls for Brockton to receive at least $10 million dollars annually, along with a host of other benefits

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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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Four Groups Vying For Southeastern Mass. Casino License

Prospective casino operators are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to apply for Massachusetts' final gambling license.

The state Gaming Commission says its staff hopes to meet privately with at least three groups ahead of the deadline: Mass Gaming & Entertainment, Seafan Trust Corp. an

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City Council Questioning Casino Negotiations

The New Bedford City Council is once again asking Mayor Jon Mitchell about his intentions on a waterfront casino.

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