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Mass. official outlines what state seeks in a casino

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Applicants looking to build one of three resort casinos in Massachusetts need to have something more than a windowless facility that draws in visitors and makes it hard for them to leave, the head of the state’s Gaming Commission said last week.

Stephen Crosby made his remarks during the annual meeting Tuesday of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

“We have made a major priority . . . of breaking the old model, which is a box in the middle of a space, that has no windows, no way to get out, no clocks, you bring everybody in, and make sure they don’t go outside,” Crosby said.

“These have to be facilities that incorporate and enhance the rest of the community,” Crosby said.

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