Brockton casino idea floated by Carney family
Dec. 11, 2014
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The owners of the former Raynham dog track are sounding out local residents about the possibility of a resort casino at the Brockton Fairgrounds.
Christopher Carney told the Enterprise of Brockton (http://bit.ly/1vUi5Rc ) that his family was looking at "all options" for developing the fairgrounds, while indicating that the casino idea was still in its early stages.
Carney's father, George Carney, had hoped to convert Raynham Park into a slots parlor, but the state gaming commission awarded the state's single slots parlor license to Plainridge Park in Plainville.
The commission recently extended until Jan. 30 the deadline to submit applications for the state's only remaining casino license for the southeastern Massachusetts region.
The panel has also been monitoring the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's bid to win federal approval for a proposed casino in Taunton.
Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com