Monday, January 28, 2013
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen will meet with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Feb. 26 to learn more about the rights of an abutter to a gaming community.
As the community keeps watch on the Plainridge racino proposal in neighboring Plainville, Foxborough officials remain proactive in protecting the town as an abutter to the potential slot machine parlor. Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis doesn’t want the town to be left out of any discussions involving Plainridge abutters so he has brought that discussion to Town Hall. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is scheduled to meet with Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the town’s options and rights as an abutter to the Plainridge proposal. “At the very least, I wanted the Gaming Commission to come in front of our board to explain the regulations, to explain what an abutting impacted community is …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Developers are proposing to build a 1,250 slot machine parlor at Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, which is now among nearly a dozen eyeing the state's only slot parlor gaming license. The deadline for application landed on Tuesday.
Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville is now among 10 other entities eyeing a slots parlor license, according to media reports this week. The Plainville track filed its application for the license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission several months ago, according to a report on WHDH, and park president George Carney said that after filing the application, he was confident he could win the competition. Developers are proposing to build a 1,250 slot machine parlor at Plainridge Racecourse if the track receives the state’s only slot parlor gaming license. The deadline for developers to submit applications to the Gaming Commission passed on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Nearly a dozen firms with hopes to compete for licenses for resort casinos or a …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The five-member committee is now complete and ready to move forward with business, the Governor said Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Press release from the office of Governor Deval Patrick: Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steve Grossman announced the final two appointments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday. The members round out the five member independent body which will be responsible for implementing and overseeing the expanded gaming industry in the Commonwealth. The final two appointees are James F. McHugh, retired associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court; and Bruce Stebbins, business development administrator for the City of Springfield. Both appointees will serve as full time commissioners. “With these last two appointments, the Gaming Commission is strong, complete and ready to get on with the …