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New Bedford approves casino


In an historic vote, New Bedford voters approved a $650 million by 73% to 27%, or 8355 votes to 3040. This puts New Bedford against Brockton for the final casino in Massachusetts. Brockton residents approved a casino to be built at the Brockton Fairgrounds by 143 votes, 7,163 to 7,020. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to award a license to one of the developers at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.

You can read up on the Host City Agreement between the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises here.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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