Conn. casino operators seek Mass. casino license

Feb 18, 2013 6:33 PM

Connecticut’s two Indian casino operators, both of which have been under severe financial pressures since the recession, have decided to seek a casino license in Massachusetts.

Mohegan Sun leaders have been courting officials in the western Massachusetts city of Palmer in advance of its application to locate a casino in that part of the state.

Last week, officials of Foxwoods Resort Casino, jumped into the battle for a license in the greater Boston area. The company indicated it had joined with real estate developer David Nunes in seeking a license for the city of Milford.

The Milford casino, if it were licensed, would be about 70 miles from the Foxwoods Connecticut property, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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