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11 firms in running for Mass. gambling facilities

Tuesday - 1/15/2013, 8:20pm  ET

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says a total of 11 companies seeking to develop a resort casino or slots parlor in Massachusetts have submitted preliminary applications along with $400,000 nonrefundable entry fees.

Among those beating a 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday was a group seeking to build a casino in the town of Milford.

A surprise last-minute entry was a company affiliated with the principals of Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. PPE Casino Resorts said in a statement that it had not yet chosen a location or decided whether it planned to bid for a resort casino or slots parlor.

Massachusetts Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, also applied on Tuesday but said it had not yet chosen a location.

A group hoping for a slots parlor at Raynham Park also beat the deadline.

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