New England News
4:34 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Casino Operators Face Massachusetts Deadline

Developers who want a chance to be awarded a casino license in Massachusetts face a 5PM Tuesday deadline to file an application with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

An artist's rendering of Mohegan Sun's proposed casino in Palmer MA

   Mohegan Sun of Connecticut became the latest bidder for the lone western Massachusetts license when it filed paperwork and a nonrefundable $400,000 fee with the gaming commission. The company , also on Monday announced an investment partner to finance a proposed casino in rural Palmer.  Mohegan CEO Mitchell Etess said his company has been cultivating the project in Palmer for more than 3 years.

   MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming  have proposed projects in downtown  Springfield. Hard Rock International entered the fray Friday when it announced a deal to build a resort casino on the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield.