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Penn National Breaks Ground On Gambling Facility

Company To Spend $225 Million On Slots Parlor In Massachusetts


Construction is underway at Penn National’s Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts.

The company received approval from the state last month to operate Massachusetts’ only slots-only parlor. A 2011 state law authorized such a facility.

Three commercial Las Vegas-style are coming to the state as well.

“Today marks a significant moment in the growth and future of Penn National Gaming. We are elated to begin construction on our 27th property and look forward to opening Plainridge Park Casino a little over a year from now, thus bringing casino gaming to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the banner of the largest regional gaming company in the United States,” said Jay Snowden, Chief Operating Officer of Penn National Gaming.

“Our team expects to work around the clock to achieve the same goals we met in each of our last six openings over the past five years — opening on time, with a big splash and with immediate benefits to the local community.”

The $225 million project will be at the current site of Plainridge Racecourse.

Plainridge Park Casino will include a 106,000 square foot racing and gaming facility featuring live harness racing and simulcasting with 1,250 slot machines.

Penn National’s 27 gaming facilities sprinkled across the country.



over 8 years ago

The beginning of the end for Foxwoods, which is already reeling under massive debt, lower slot revenue month over month, over 3,000 employees let go since 2010, and lots of empty tables. Once the other casinos in Boston, Springfield and the southeastern part of the state open, Twin Rivers will join it. RIP.