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Gambling companies face Friday deadline to apply for final Massachusetts resort casino license


BOSTON — A deadline is approaching for applicants interested in vying for Massachusetts' final resort casino license.

Applicants must submit by 5 p.m. Friday detailed financial information about the business group that will be developing the proposed project in order to continue in the multi-step process. They also have to pay a non-refundable $400,000 fee.

The license is designated for the southeastern portion of the state that includes the cities of Fall River and New Bedford as well as Cape Cod.

The state Gaming Commission has already awarded two resort casino licenses: one to Wynn for a development in Everett and another to MGM for a casino in Springfield. It has also awarded Penn National Gaming a slot parlor license for a project in Plainville expected to open in June.

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