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Vote Held On Slots Parlor At Plainville Race Track

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PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Plainville are deciding whether to move forward with a proposed slots parlor at the state’s only harness race track.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones

Tuesday’s referendum is on a host community agreement that was originally reached between the town and Ourway Realty, the current owners of the Plainridge track.

The plan was nearly scuttled when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission disqualified Ourway after a background check.

But another company, Penn National Gaming, moved in last week with a plan to buy the track if it is awarded the state’s sole slots parlor license. The commission then voted to allow the referendum to go forward.

Two other companies, in Raynham and in Leominster, are also in the running for the state’s sole slots parlor license.

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