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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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State’s First Casino License To Be Awarded June 13

State gambling regulators say they'll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Thursday that the June 10 and 11 meetings will be in Springfield, the June 12 meeting in Boston and a June 13 meeting _ when it is expected to issue a decision _ will be in Springfield

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Western Mass. Casino Close To Approval

State gambling regulators will take another critical step toward awarding Massachusetts' first license for a Las Vegas-style resort casino this week.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled the final public hearing on an $800 million casino project proposed by gambling giant MGM Resorts International for Springfield

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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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Penn National Makes $25 Million Payment To State

The state's decision to welcome casino gambling to Massachusetts is beginning to pay off.
 
    On Friday, Penn National Gaming announced it has submitted an electronic payment of $25 million to the state for the Plainridge Park Casino gambling license

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Construction To Begin For Slots Parlor

The company that was awarded a license for the state's first and only slots parlor says it is ready to start construction on the facility.
 
    Penn National Gaming announced on Monday it planned to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday at the Plainridge harness race track in Plainville

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Mass. Gaming Commission Selects Plainville As Slots Parlor Site

 

Massachusetts gambling regulators have chosen Plainville to be the site of the state's first and only slots parlor.
 
    The state gaming commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to offer the slots parlor license, with conditions, to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate the facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack.
 

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Gaming Commission Begins Review Of Slots Parlor Applicants

Massachusetts gambling regulators have opened deliberations on the state's first and only slots parlor license.
 
    The gambling commission convened a meeting on Tuesday to discuss building and site design and finance, two of the five major criteria being used to evaluate three proposals

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Three Companies Apply For Mass. Slots Parlor License

Three companies have formally applied to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to operate a slots parlor.
 
    The 236-page application forms were due on Friday. The panel has scheduled a hearing on the three proposals for Monday

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TSM - Rendering of KG Urban Enterprises proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.
TSM - Rendering of KG Urban Enterprises proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.

KG Urban Enterprises Only Applicant For Southeastern Mass. Casino

 

The casino picture in southeastern Massachusetts remains fuzzy after a deadline passed for commercial developers to file preliminary applications with the state gambling commission.
 
    KG Urban Enterprises was the only firm that filed papers along with the required $400,000 application fee in advance of Monday's deadline. The

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