New England News
4:29 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Two More Companies Compete For Massachusetts Slot Parlor License

Two companies bidding for gaming licenses in Massachusetts have told regulators they will apply for a slots facility, and not a resort casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said corporate entities connected with Rush Street Gaming of Chicago and the Cordish Companies of  Maryland have both informed the commission of their intentions to pursue the slot parlor license.   They were among a group of 11 developers that met a deadline in January  to file initial applications with the commission. The companies were to disclose Tuesday which license they would seek. Neither has said where it hopes to build. The mayor of Chicopee has reportedly talked with both companies about a former mill site in downtown Chicopee.  Owners of two former dog racing tracks in eastern Massachusetts are also competing for the slots parlor license, which could be awarded in the fall.