Foxwoods gambling company is among those interested in operating a resort casino that developers hope to build on the New Bedford waterfront site of a former power plant, the development company told Massachusetts regulators Thursday. Former NBA commissioner David Stern, an adviser to KG Urban Enterprises, said at a Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting that the company needs up to two months to complete negotiations as it bids for the state’s resort casino license, reserved by state law for the southeast region.
The New Bedford proposal, a 60-acre site in Brockton and a proposal from Somerset emerged last week as one of three locations in the competition for the resort casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts. Recently, five were interested.
The state Gaming Commission have allowed extensions now until March 16.
An interesting side note, two applicants, Somerset On The Move LLC and Crossroads, revealed at the meeting that, since submitting proposals separately last week, they have joined as partners proposing a casino in the town of Somerset, near the Rhode Island border.
So, the number is down to three, and that doesn’t include the Mashpee Wampanoags, whose news about their proposal for Taunton continues to be quiet.
Never a dull moment on the Massachusetts Gaming scene.
That’s all for now.