Massachusetts casinos haven’t opened but are already crowded
Following the passage of a 2011 law allowing the state to license casinos, Massachusetts was supposed to get three resort casinos and a single slot parlor. Fast forward five years and only the slots parlor is open; fears of oversaturation are already being voiced; and the state could have as many as four casinos when all is said and done.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will make a final decision on the State’s third and final casino license sometime this week. The only applicant is Rush Street Gaming, who is eyeing a project in the city of Brockton, but the lack of competition doesn’t guarantee them the license.
Complicating matters in the area is the fact that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has already broke ground in nearby Taunton on their First Light Casino, something federally recognized tribes are allowed to do in any locale that has legalized casino gambling.
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