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Gaming commission to hear three proposals for slots parlors on Monday

Posted by Your Town  October 4, 2013 06:04 PM

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Leominster, Plainville and Raynham could be home to the state’s lone slots license, as three gaming developers hoping to build in those communities submitted final applications to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Friday.

The Gaming Commission will hear 90-minute presentations from the three entities seeking a slots license in the state on Monday.

After awarding a slots license in either December, January or February, the Gaming Commission plans to begin evaluating casino license applications with goal of awarding casino licenses in April.

Cordish Companies hopes to build a slots parlor in Leominster.

Raynham Park, which operated greyhound races until voters’ 2008 decision to outlaw dog racing went into effect, hopes to build a slots parlor on its site.

Penn National, which has seen its proposals drummed out of town in Tewksbury and passed over in Springfield, hopes to develop a slots parlor at Plainridge Racecourse, a harness horse racing track.

Plainridge had originally sought to develop a slots parlor on its own, but those plans were scrapped when the Gaming Commission ruled against the track’s suitability, following revelations that former track president Gary Piontkoski made personal cash withdrawals from the money room.


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