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LEOMINSTER, Mass. — Voters in Leominster have given their approval to a proposed slots parlor in the city.
Baltimore-based Cordish Co. wants to build a $200 million, 125,000-square foot facility with 1,250 slot machines near the intersection of Interstate 190 and state Route 117. The company has pledged $4 million in annual payments to the city.
The plan was backed by about 63 percent of voters in Tuesday’s referendum.
Approval was required before Cordish could submit a final application to the state’s gambling commission, which is due Oct. 4.
The state’s 2011 casino law allows for only one slots-only facility in Massachusetts.
Leominster will likely be competing for the license with proposals from the Plainridge harness race track in Plainville, and a former dog racing track in Raynham.