State gambling commission denies Walsh request for more time to examine casino documents

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh will not get the extra month he requested from the state gambling commission to review documents related to two casino projects, and must meet Monday’s deadline for the city to accept the developers’ invitations to negotiate compensation for the city as a “surrounding community” to each project.

Walsh wanted the extra time for the city to review the documents to determine if Boston has grounds to claim it is a host community for one or both projects on the city’s borders. Host communities, under state law, have far more leverage in negotiations and have the right to vote on casino proposals.

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