The Associated Press

Leominster Voters Approve Slots Proposal

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.

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  • fun bobby

    will other voters get a chance to weigh in? this sounds like it will create a lot of traffic on 190 and that will affect a lot of people. do they think people from other states are going to travel to go to a slot parlor in Leominster? maybe some of the bums from Nashua will stop by.

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