Massachusetts casinos could draw gamblers away from tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut.
The $1.6 billion Everett casino plan prevailed over Mohegan Sun’s $1.3 billion proposal for a casino in Revere, next to the Suffolk Downs racetrack and on the East Boston border.
As the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield kicked off its enshrinement festivities Thursday Mohegan Sun casino is figuring in prominently as a host to some of the events. This comes despite the possibility a casino operated by MGM will open nearby.
There were handshakes, hugs and high fives all around as hundreds of casino supporters at Suffolk Downs heard the news: the proposed casino, which just four months ago seemed doomed, was back on track.
Later this week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to announce the location of a slot machine parlor. It will be the first casino license awarded by the board and a central Massachusetts city is in the running.
A pro-casino group in Palmer, Massachusetts, is disappointed that a recount of the casino referendum won’t happen until November 26th.
Residents of Palmer, Massachusetts, will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether they want Mohegan Sun to build a casino in their community.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has cleared Mohegan Sun to bid for the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts.
Voters in West Springfield soundly defeated a proposal for a casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer say they have a deal. They’re vying for the single casino license slated for Western Massachusetts.