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Urban Casino 'Misgivings'

Governor Deval Patrick is downplaying the likelihood that any of his three proposed casinos could end up in a Massachusetts city.

Speaking on WBUR yesterday, Patrick said he had some misgivings about building a casino in a city. He suggested urban settings are not conducive to a Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun-style resort.

Deval Patrick: "I don't think there is a city in Massachusetts that has enough space for that kind of facility. With the entertainment and the meeting venues, and you know maybe a golf course or what have you, the restaurants, the hotels, the whole resort complex."

Patrick's comments are a blow to both Boston and New Bedford, who've expressed interest in allowing casinos. Any proposal to expand gambling in the state would need approval by both the Senate, and the more critical House.

This program aired on September 28, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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