In November 2011 Massachusetts passed a Gaming Act to introduce casino gambling into the state and authorizing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to license 3 regional casinos and one slots parlor. For the details about this bill and the licensing timelines of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, see our page Massachusetts Casino Bill 2011 page.
There are two tribal casino resorts proposed for Massachusetts. The state licensing decision is expected in late 2014.
Mohegan Sun (info)
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is proposing a $600 million resort casino off the Massachusetts Turnpike in Palmer, MA.
Mashpee Wampanoag Casino
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hope to build a $500 million destination casino resort in Taunton, about 35 miles south of Boston. This will be a 146-acre complex with a 150,000 sq-ft casino, 3 hotels, an event center, and a family water park.
The state's sole license for a slot parlor was awarded to Penn National Gaming. On Mar 14, 2014 the company broke ground on construction next to the Plainridge Racecourse in Plainridge, MA. Visit our Plainridge Park Casino page for the latest details.
Plainridge Park Casino (info)
301 Washington St.
Plainville, MA 02762
The state gambling commissioners voted Sept 17, 2012 to designate Wynn Everett as the winning application for the Greater Boston (Region A) gaming license. The decision defeats the proposals from Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs.
Wynn Everett (info)
Casino applicants must pay a non-refundable $400,000 fee to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to begin the process. Gambling companies that pay these fees are certified as applicants and allowed to meet with state agencies for discussion of environmental or transportation permits in preparation for their applications. The deadline for paying the application fee was October 2012.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will license one casino resort in each of three regional casinos
The following casino applicants have paid the $400,00 application fee to be certified by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and have submitted their proposals for review.
This Southeast region will have a tribal casino or a commercial casino. The state licensing decision is expected in late 2014.
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