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Slots parlor bidder reaches deal with Mass. town

July 24, 2013

MILLBURY, Mass. (AP) — The town of Millbury has reached a host community agreement with a company seeking to build a slots parlor.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment said in a statement Tuesday night that the deal with selectmen calls for an initial payment of $500,000 and annual payments of at least $3.25 million to the central Massachusetts town if the company wins the sole slots parlor license to be awarded by the state gaming commission.

The agreement would also give jobs preference to Millbury residents.

A referendum on the agreement has been scheduled for Sept. 24.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, turned its attention to Millbury after failing to reach a host community agreement with the city of Worcester.

There are currently four other proposals for slots parlors in the state.

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