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Massachusetts governor to file casino legislation

5 October 2007

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- As reported by the Republican: "Gov. Deval L. Patrick said yesterday that he plans to file legislation next week to establish casino resorts in Western Massachusetts and two other parts of the state, and that it will include language calling for local approval of the gambling halls.

"He said he could not say whether local approval would be decided by binding referenda or through municipal regulatory boards.

"...A team led by the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut plans to bid for a license in Western Massachusetts. The group wants to build a casino in Palmer off Exit 8 of the state Turnpike.."

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