Mass. City To Meet With Casino Developers

The New Bedford City Council is scheduled to sit down with two developers interested in bringing a casino to the city. The meeting on Thursday night comes as a bill to allow up to three resort casinos in Massachusetts moves toward final passage on Beacon Hill.

The Foundation Gaming Group has proposed a casino for a 36-acre waterfront site just south of I-195. KG Urban Enterprises has offered plans for a casino on the site of an abandoned utility plant.

The Standard Times reports that representatives of the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag tribes have also been invited to the meeting but it was unclear if they would attend.

The gambling bill calls for one of the three casino licenses to be awarded to a federally recognized American Indian tribe.

This program aired on October 20, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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