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Tewksbury Could Get a Slots Parlor

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Tewksbury is the latest Massachusetts community being mentioned as a possible home for a gambling facility.

Penn National Gambling announced Thursday that it is discussing with town officials building a $200 million slots parlor on 30 acres near the intersection of Rte 495 and  Rte 133.

State law allows for ther construction of just one slots parlor that can have up to 1,250 machines. Applications are due by October 4.

Four other communities are vying for the slots parlor license4, and have proposed placing them in Raynham, Plainville, Leominster and Millbury.

Penn National will present a more detailed plan to the selectmen on Tuesday.

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