Gambling Commission To Make Decision On Slots Parlor Next Month
The state's gambling commission has set a timetable for the awarding of the first and only slots parlor license in Massachusetts.
The commission on Wednesday said it expected to publicly announce the winner of the license on Feb. 28, following a series of public meetings and deliberations starting on Feb. 24.
The commission will choose between three proposed facilities that could have up to 1,250 slot machines, but no table games.
The bidders are Penn National Gaming, which hopes to operate a slots parlor at the Plainridge harness race track in Plainville; Raynham Park, a former dog-racing track; and Cordish Cos., which has proposed building a slots parlor in Leominster.
Commissioners are using several main criteria to evaluate the proposals, including economic development, finances and site design. (Associated Press)