No competition for Mass. slots license

Dec 10, 2012 5:53 PM

Although the Massachusetts gambling focus has been on the three casino licenses that are up for grabs, little attention has been placed on the other license that will be made available, that will be for a slots facility.

Maybe, it’s because the only applicant thus far is from Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, a harness racetrack operated by Gary T. Piontkowski, a former chairman of the Massachusetts Racing Commission.

Also, Paul Fontaine, a former president of the U.S. Trotting Association, is a member of the track’s board of directors.

To qualify, a bidder must pay, upfront, a non-refundable $400,000 fee.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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