Who wants to play some slots in… Millbury?
Chicago billionaire Neil Bluhm is looking into several sites in the town of Millbury after plans for Worcester fell through, according to the Boston Globe (hi Mark!).
“We have gotten to know Massachusetts over the last two years and are bullish on Millbury and the central area of the commonwealth,” said Gregory Carlin, chief executive of Mass Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Bluhm’s Rush Street Gaming, in a statement. “Our early conversations with Millbury have made us all the more confident that this is the winning formula for the [slot parlor] license.”
The sites under consideration haven’t been announced yet and a final site will be selected within the next few days. My guess would be somewhere close to Route 146 and the Mass Pike. There will be just one slots parlor in the state and this is going up against three others: Plainville, Raynam and Leominster.
Quote from Bob Spain, Millbury’s Town Manager, from a press release on the matter: “This is a great opportunity for the Town of Millbury. It will create 400 new permanent jobs and provide additional needed revenue to help the town through the current financial crisis and allow us to address many of our pressing needs.”
How will this affect Grafton? Thoughts?