Penn National Gaming
Massachusetts’ top prosecutor is concerned about the growth of criminal enterprises as the state’s first casino is poised to open.
The voluntary “play management” system would allow gamblers to set a dollar amount they intend to spend during a single session, day or month.
In a rarely used strategy to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts regulators may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines.
Gambling money will begin flowing into local government coffers in earnest now that the state’s casino law survived an Election Day repeal effort
Anti-casino activists are calling for a debate with lawmakers and casino executives.
On Friday, Penn National Gaming announced it has submitted an electronic payment of $25 million to the state for the Plainridge Park Casino gambling license.
The company that was awarded a license for the state’s first and only slots parlor says it is ready to start construction on the facility.
The state’s first licensed slot parlor is eyeing next spring for a possible opening.
Springfield officials say all three casino developers who submitted proposals during the first phase of the city’s selection process have been approved for the next phase of consideration.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is set to meet with representatives of several companies interested in putting a casino in the state’s third-largest city.