New England News
6:51 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

11 Developers Apply For Massachusetts Gaming Licenses

Eleven applications were filed for gaming licenses in Massachusetts by Tuesday night’s deadline.

   In announcing the applicants, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby said the state is assured of robust competition to maximize  job creation and tax revenue.

   Four companies filed by the deadline to compete for the lone resort casino license in western Massachusetts.  At least three companies will compete to build a casino in eastern Massachusetts.  There were two applicants that did not identify a site for a project and two applying for the slots parlor licnese.  Each application came with a $400,000 non refundable fee to cover the cost of background investigations, which will begin immediately.