The state gaming commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to offer the slots parlor license, with conditions, to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate the facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack.
Gambling regulators opened deliberations Tuesday on the state’s first and only slots parlor license, with proposals in Plainville and Leominster appearing to gain an early edge over Raynham Park.
The state’s gambling commission plans visits to the three communities that could play host to the first slots parlor in Massachusetts.
When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren’t wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.
Voters in Plainville are deciding whether to move forward with a proposed slots parlor at the state’s only harness race track.
After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may finally be inching forward.
Four people were rushed to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 495.
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.
The commission said the investigation revealed what it called “a culture of fear and concealment pervasive in the operations” of the Plainville facility.
Some see Falk’s Market as an eyesore, others see it as a link to a small town’s past.