Mohegan Sun, which worked for five years on a casino project in rural Palmer, Massachusetts only to see it come up 94 votes short on Election Day, has now shifted its focus to greater Boston. The move leaves Palmer casino supporters concerned about the future.
With a deadline looming at the end of the month for final applications for resort casino licenses in Massachusetts, the state’s gaming industry regulators have delayed a key decision on the fate of one project. The decision will determine how many competitors will vie for the lone casino license available in the greater Boston area.
Milford town residents have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to build a $1 billion dollar casino, further trimming the field of potential candidates for the state's first regional resort casino licenses.
The town clerk's office said Tuesday night the complete unofficial totals were 6,361 votes against it, and 3,480 votes in favor. Turnout, expected to be heavy, was 57 percent.
The group Crossroads Massachusetts had proposed a casino off Interstate 495 that would have been managed by Connecticut casino operator Foxwoods.