State gambling regulators agreed Friday to hear arguments next week and possibly rule on Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s request to suspend the eastern region casino license process until after the November election.
Construction is set to begin in Plainville on the first major gambling facility in Massachusetts.
Gambling interests hoping to win gaming licenses in Massachusetts are starting to rein in their lobbying efforts on Beacon Hill and focus instead on persuading cities and towns to host their casinos.
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Casino company MGM Resorts International hopes to develop a resort casino on a 150-acre site in Brimfield.
New Hampshire is also looking at expanding gambling and one of those casinos could end up just over the Massachusetts border.
Rhode Island is moving forward with plans to bring to the state a gaming company founded by ex-baseball pitcher Curt Schilling.