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Another casino could open in New Bedford

The small Massachusetts town of New Bedford continues to make headlines in the casino industry.

Another casino could open in New BedfordAfter the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe purchased 325 acres of land in New Bedford with intentions of building a casino there, now Northeast Resorts, a joint venture between Leon Dragone of East Longmeadow and Steven Norton of Las Vegas, has purchased a closing metal working plant on the waterfront.

Many see this just as a smart purchase by Northeast Resorts, because the plant sits among the land purchased by the Indian tribe, and the real estate prices are expected to sky rocket if the Indian casino opens.

Despite criticism of the selectmen by many of the locals, New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang met with representatives of the Mashpee Wampanoag on Monday to discuss their plans of opening a casino resort similar to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The tribe reps are scheduled to meet the towns people and address any concerns tonight.

Gov. Deval Patrick is examining whether to support an expansion of legal gambling beyond the Massachusetts Lottery and the state’s four racetracks.


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