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Spurned by Tewksbury voters, a Pennsylvania-based gambling company may reemerge in the state’s slots parlor sweepstakes at Plainridge Racecourse, a one-time favorite to win a slot machine license that fell from the competition when its ownership team was ruled unsuitable to run a casino.
Representatives from Penn National Gaming have expressed interest in acquiring the struggling Plainville track and in reviving plans to expand it into a slot machine parlor, according to Joseph Fernandes, Plainville town administrator.
“The planets are beginning to align,” said Fernandes, who has not spoken directly to Penn officials, though he confirmed that conversations have quietly taken place between the company and the track. “I’m measured in my optimism. It has been a pretty intense roller coaster.”