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July 24, 2013

Slots parlor bidder reaches deal with town

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.

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. Tewksbury is one of the four other towns in contention.

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