The state gambling commission has cleared Mohegan Sun to bid for the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts.
The late entries included one surprise — a company affiliated with the principals of Baltimore-based Cornish Companies, which had not publicly expressed interest in the state before Tuesday.
January 15 is the date when applications for the two licenses in Boston and Western Massachusetts are due.
Before the state gaming commission can begin awarding casino licenses, it must first come up with a set of rules and regulations for fully implementing the year-old expanded gambling law.
The head of the state gambling board says the race for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts could open up to commercial interests if the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe’s efforts to open a casino fall through.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be discussing issues related to problem gambling.
Now that we are another step closer to casinos in the state, who determines where these (casinos) will reside? Or will the old dog tracks, Wonderland and Raynham get them automatically? – Chas, Brockton