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Raynham backers seek summer slots

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If Parx Raynham wins the state’s sole slots license, gambling would return to the shuttered Raynham Park dog track by August, its development team says.

As part of a $227 million plan, partners would convert an existing grandstand into a temporary slots parlor at the 100-acre Route 138 site while a permanent casino is built beside it, Greenwood Gaming’s chief executive officer, Anthony Ricci, told the state Gaming Commission at a public hearing Thursday.

Further, Ricci said, he will lend business partner and track owner George Carney the $6 million needed to return thoroughbred harness racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds if that license is received and if Plainville’s Plainridge Racecourse, the second of three applicants for the slots license, closes. The third applicant is in Leominster.

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