Reporting Karen Twomey
PLAINVILLE (CBS) – The state’s gaming commission has decided to rule out Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville as a potential location for the state’s only slot parlor.
Plainridge’s owners apparently didn’t convince the commission that their business plan would be the most effective use of the license.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports
Robert Fennesy, the chairman of Plainville’s board of selectmen says the decision is bad news financially for the town.
Remaking the racecourse into a full service slots parlor would have brought an estimated $2 million each year, according to officials.
“(It) would bring jobs to the area, would bring money to the area. Obviously it’s going to have an impact on the whole general area of Plainville, North Attleboro, Foxboro (and) Wrentham,” he said.
The state’s casino law allows for three full casinos and one slot parlor.