As a result of elections held in Brockton, Boston, regarding the approval of a resort casino, the licensing was approved by a 143 limit. Voting results were tight, with 7,163 for the proposition, meaning 50,5% and 7,020, which is 49,5% against. According to officials there will not be a recount.
The partnership between Mass Gaming & Entertainment and Rush Street Gaming in Chicago is planning to build a $650 million casino in the Brockton Fairgrounds. The city will profit from a $10 million a revenue from the future resort.
However, only 32% of all Brockton voters participated in the poll. The results are a step forward for Mass Gaming & Entertainment which is determined to build another casino in the so called "Region C." in southeastern Massachusetts.
There are other companies who are interested in building casinos in New Bedford and in Somerset. Another community interested in the casino business is the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. They want to build a casino in Taunton and currently only require the federal government to allow them to handle the land.
The chairman of Mass Gaming & Entertainment, Neil Bluhm, is confident that the new casino in Brockton Fairgrounds will have a positive effect for the city and commonwealth and expressed his ambition of building another casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. There are some casinos like the ones in Everett and Springfield that already received licenses. It has also been announced that a Plainville slots parlor will open in June.