Millbury competes for state’s only casino

Recently, representatives from Mass Gaming & Entertainment LLC (MGE) unveiled their plans for a $200-million slots parlor on McCracken Road in Millbury. The plan will compete with other towns in Massachusetts for the state’s only slots parlor, including nearby Leominster. With traffic already a major concern due to the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, MGE quickly addressed the issue, saying the project will “improve traffic in the area.”

According to MGE’s plan, the casino will bring 400 permanent jobs to the town and its design will incorporate elements of Millbury architecture. The developer plans to seek LEED Gold certification in using environmentally sustainable building practices and materials.

Residents in Millbury will vote on September 24 to determine if MGE can submit a final proposal.

Read the full article in the Worcester Business Journal.

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