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  1. 4th Annual Run for Education at AICRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WWLP

    Massachusetts's first casino is still on track to open by June 24. Owners of Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville said in a qu


  2. Analysis: Market still exists for southeastern casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | WWLP

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 2, 2015..Consultants are advising state gambling regulators that a market still exists for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has signed off on licenses for proposed casinos in Everett and Springfield, as well as a slots parlor in Plainville scheduled to open in June.


  3. Casino gaming growing in the NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WWLP

    With MGM breaking ground on its casino, and more casinos coming to Massachusetts, New York, and possibly Connecticut, the gaming region is growing. Springfield is just 102 miles away from Schenectady, NY where they are planning to build a Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor .


  4. Plainville chosen for Massachusetts slots parlorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | WWLP

    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 . A proposal by Cordish Cos.


  5. Massachusetts slots parlor to open June 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WWLP

    Pending final approval, the first expanded gambling facility under the state's 2011 casino law will open in three months. Penn National Gaming announced Monday that Plainridge Park Casino , a slot machine venue with dining, entertainment and harness racing, will open Wednesday, June 24 and lead to the creation of 500 jobs.


  6. Gaming Commission staffing up for slot parlorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WWLP

    BOSTON, MARCH 19, 2015..State gambling regulators are ramping up hiring efforts as the first slot parlor in Massachusetts moves closer toward its opening in June. The state Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved changes to a $25.7 million budget covering the remainder of fiscal year 2015 and reflecting, in part, its effort to turn its attention towards the slots parlor planned for Plainville.


  7. Cops: Manslaughter charge for teen who encouraged pal to dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | WWLP

    A Massachusetts high school honor roll student accused of encouraging a friend to commit suicide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police and prosecutors say 18-year-old Michelle Carter, of Plainville, texted back-and-forth with Conrad Roy III in the minutes before Roy killed himself in the parking lot of a Fairhaven store.


  8. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wikicommons / MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WWLP

    With the state's first slot parlor due to open in five months, Massachusetts regulators are calling on legislators to make adjustments to the 2011 gambling law, or face the possibility of losing millions of dollars in revenue. Under the law authorizing up to three casinos and a slot parlor, operators are required to stop a gambling machine transaction once someone wins $600.


  9. Brockton casino idea floated by Carney familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WWLP

    The owners of the former Raynham dog track are sounding out local residents about the possibility of a resort casino at the Brockton Fairgrounds. Christopher Carney told the Enterprise of Brockton that his family was looking at "all options" for developing the fairgrounds, while indicating that the casino idea was still in its early stages.


  10. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wikicommons / MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | WWLP

    The state Gaming Commission on Thursday signed off on a pilot program at the planned slots parlor in Plainville, giving gamblers the voluntary option of limiting how much money they spend before they sit down at a machine. Gaming Commission chair Stephen Crosby said the program will be the first of its kind in the United States, describing the gambling industry in the past as being "very reluctant to even consider" such a move.


  11. Artistic rendering of the proposed MGM Springfield casino.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | WWLP

    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. But the state's recently licensed casino companies - Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming - have voiced strong concerns over the proposal, suggesting such programs have not proved effective elsewhere.


  12. Artistic rendering of the proposed MGM Springfield casino.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WWLP

    Casinos will be allowed to move forward in Massachusetts, after ballot Question 3, an effort to repeal the state's 2011 casino law, has been rejected by voters. With 61% of precincts reporting, the "no" side on Question 3 was leading with 59% of the vote to the "yes" side's 41%.


  13. Massachusetts mayors denounce anti-casino studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WWLP

    Massachusetts mayors and town executives on Tuesday challenged a study by anti-casino activists that claims new casinos will reduce city and town profits from the state lottery. Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Plainville Town Administrator Joseph Fernandes and five other municipal leaders pointed to past studies suggesting that the revenue losses would not nearly be as severe as the 22 percent drop predicted by the Repeal the Casino Deal, which is campaigning for a Nov. 4 popular vote to strike down the state's 2011 casino law.


  14. Photo: ThinkstockRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WWLP

    MASS. HEALTH CARE WAIVER EXTENSION DOWN TO ONE WEEK The Patrick administration and the Obama administration may be winding down secret talks over a multi-year health care deal critical to funding for state government programs, health care reform efforts and the revenue bases of several Massachusetts hospitals. The state's last three-year waiver expired on June 30 but the federal government has agreed to numerous extensions while considering Gov. Deval Patrick's request for a five-year waiver deal.


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