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Group Eyes Millbury For Slots Parlor Plan

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Mass Gaming and Entertainment — which had proposed a slots parlor in Worcester but was unable to finalize a host community agreement with that city — is now eyeing the town of Millbury.

The company, an affiliate of Rush Street Gaming, said in a statement Tuesday that it's "in discussions with the town and expects to select a final site in the next few days."

Millbury is located just south of Worcester.

“We have gotten to know Massachusetts over the last two years and are bullish on Millbury and the central area of the Commonwealth," Mass Gaming CEO Gregory Carlin said in the statement.

The development would total about $200 million, according to the statement, and would create "hundreds of construction and permanent jobs for local residents."

Town Manager Bob Spain called the proposal "a great opportunity" for Millbury.

The gaming company is run by Chicago billionaire Neil Bluhm.

There are four applicants, including Mass Gaming, for the state's lone slots parlor license.

This program aired on July 9, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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