Town officials in Palmer say they are close to finalizing a host community agreement with Mohegan Sun for a $1 billion resort casino in the central Massachusetts town.
A deal could be signed by Wednesday and approved by the town council on Sept. 3. The agreement would also require approval from town voters in a referendum this fall.
Mohegan Sun will likely be in competition with two other proposals for the sole western Massachusetts casino license.
Springfield voters last month approved a host community agreement with MGM Resorts. Voters in West Springfield are scheduled to weigh in Sept. 10 on a proposal by Hard Rock to develop a casino at the Eastern States Exposition.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will make the final decision on who gets the casino license.
This program aired on August 26, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.