Foxwoods Resort Casino has shaken off its referendum defeat in Milford a month ago and is actively searching for a way back into the Massachusetts casino sweepstakes, including possible sites in the southeastern region of the state.
“We would like to be in Massachusetts,” confirmed Foxwoods chief executive Scott Butera, in a Globe interview. “We’re looking at a number of opportunities.”
Butera would not comment on specific communities, but the gambling giant has had conversations with officials in Fall River about building a casino in that city, according to a local person familiar with Foxwoods’ interest but not authorized to comment about it.
Asked if he has spoken to Foxwoods officials, Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan offered a cryptic, yet possibly telling, response. “Given the sensitivity of this, I can neither confirm nor deny if we are in discussions at this time,” the mayor said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.