A recent Government Accountability Office report recommends the military begin screening for potential gambling issues. This is all the more important in Massachusetts, which opened its first slots parlor in 2015 and has two resort casinos under construction.
Leominster’s proposed slots parlor narrowly lost to a proposed slots casino in Plainville. Two of the five commissioners on the state gaming board supported the proposal in the north-central Massachusetts city.
It was a strong day for Leominster during a hearing before casino regulators. The central Massachusetts city is among three communities vying to host a slots parlor.
A proposal from Leominster received praise from the panel for its design and finances. But Commissioner James McHugh raised one red flag.
While Boston went to the polls to narrow their field of mayoral contenders, other pockets of Massachusetts also cast ballots Tuesday.
Voters in the Worcester County city of Leominster will cast ballots Tuesday on a slots casino bid.