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Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Plainridge Park Casino Officially Opens

(Associated Press) - The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

New Bedford Voters Give Overwhelming Support To Casino Plan

Voters in New Bedford approved a Host Community Agreement for a Waterfront Casino by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday.  The final vote was 8,355 in favor, and 3,040 opposed.

According to Election officials, the turnout in New Bedford Tuesday was just over 21%

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TSM

Casino Agreement Vote Is Tuesday

Voters in New Bedford will make a major decision on Tuesday; whether or not to accept the Host Community Agreement negotiated by the City of New Bedford, and casino developers KG Urban Enterprises

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

KG Urban Submits Financial Term Sheet To Gaming Commission

KG Urban Enterprises, the New York-based firm hoping to build a resort casino on New Bedford's waterfront, has cleared its latest financial hurdle.

According to spokesman Andrew Paven, KG Urban has submitted a signed term sheet between itself and GLPI to the Mass

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Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM
Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM

KG Urban Gets Till June 9th To Submit Financial Info

The firm planning a waterfront casino in New Bedford is getting more time to get its financial house in order.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission passed a motion Thursday requiring KG Urban Enterprises to submit a firm signed by all its financial partners to the commission by 5 p

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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

Gaming Commission To KG Urban: No More Delays

Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises were given the green light Thursday by state regulators to move forward with their plans for a waterfront casino in New Bedford.

The approval however is contingent on providing more financial data to the state Gaming Commission within the next two weeks

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Somerset Casino Backers Back Out

Crossroads Massachusetts, one of the major backers for a proposed Somerset casino, has withdrawn its application for a Region C casino license.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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Attorney General Maura Healey / Getty Images
Attorney General Maura Healey / Getty Images

AG Healey Wants Regulations Combatting Crime Around Casinos

Concerns that casinos could lead to greater criminal activity led Massachusetts' top prosecutor to urge the state's gambling overseers to come up with regulations combating money laundering, human trafficking and other illicit activities

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Getty Images

Two New Bedford Lawyers Urge Gaming Commission To Follow Casino Law

Two New Bedford lawyers have written a letter to the Mass. Gaming Commission, urging them to follow the state's 2012 Casino Law, and award a casino license in Region C --- Southeastern Massachusetts

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