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    Proposed casino developments in Massachusetts

    The gambling law authorizes one casino in each of three regions, with a single slots parlor that can be in any region. The graphic below lists the details of some of the proposed developments.

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    Milford
    Developer/Investor: Crossroads Massachusetts LLC/ Investors Ajax Gaming Ventures; Warner Gaming LLC
    Location: Intersection 495 and Route 16
    Zone: Region A, East
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $750 million
    Current use: Commercial quarry about 129 acres of vacant land
    Proposed development: 750 million: 350 hotel rooms, 186,000 square foot gaming floor; 3,400 slot machines, 100 table games, 60,000 square feet retail and restaurant and 2,200 car parking garage.

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    Charlton
    Developer/Investor: Jencent LLC
    Location: 130 Sturbridge Road, Charlton, 205 acres off the Massachusetts Turnpike
    Zone: Region A, East
    Proposed development type: Slots-only facility, or resort casino
    Cost: $200 million to $650 million
    Current use: Former recycling facility, undeveloped land
    Proposed development: Slots parlor and hotel, or casino

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    Plainville
    Developer/Investor: Plainridge Racecourse
    Location: 301 Washington St., Plainville, MA
    Zone: Region A, East
    Proposed development type: Slots-only facility
    Cost: $125 million
    Current use: Harness-racing, 100 acres
    Proposed development: 70,000- to 90,000-squar- foot expansion of existing facility to add 1,250 slot machines; 1000-car parking garage

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    Boston
    Developer/Investor: Suffolk Downs/ Richard Fields, Joe O'Donnell/ Caesars Entertainment
    Location:163 acres between East Boston and Revere in East Boston
    Zone: Region A, East
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $1 billion plus
    Current use: Horse racing, special events
    Proposed development: Gambling resort on a 163-acre site with a hotel, restaurants, casino gambling space, entertainment venues, a spa and the racetrack, including a 200,000-square-foot gambling space that would house 4,000 to 5,000 slot machines and 200 table games.
    Related article: Suffolk Downs officials unveil plans for $1b gambling resort

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    Holyoke
    Developer/Investor: Eric Suher, owner of Mountain Park development
    Update: Earlier plans for a Hard Rock International casino in Holyoke stalled after opposition from Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse. However, Morse recently reversed his opposition to casinos and says he now would support the Mountain Park development.
    Location: Mountain Park, north of downtown Holyoke
    Zone: (Region B, West)
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $500 million plus
    Current use: Outdoor concert venue
    Proposed development: Casino, 350-room hotel, convention center, performance amphitheaters, and restaurants. Plan also includes opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hiking and canoeing around nearby Mt. Tom. Additionally, proposal asks for a new highway interchange off Route 91.

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    Springfield
    Developer/Investor: Ameristar Casinos Inc.
    UPDATE: Ameristar has dropped its bid for a casino in Springfield
    Location: 41 acres at Page Boulevard and Highway 291, Springfield
    Zone: Region B, West
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $500 million plus
    Current use: Vacant industrial site, former Westinghouse plant
    Proposed development: Full-scale casino with slot machines and table games, a luxury hotel, restaurants, stores, entertainment and meeting space, and garage parking

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    Springfield
    Developer/Investor: MGM Resorts International
    Location: Downtown Springfield, three city blocks on Main St. between State St. and Union St. in South End.
    Zone: Region B, West
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $800 million
    Current use: Mix city blocks
    Proposed development: Full-scale casino with slot machine, table games, hotel, retail shops and restaurants, and a parking garage.
    Related article: A vast casino plan for Springfield (8/21/2012)

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    Springfield
    Developer/Investor: Penn National Gaming Inc., in partnership with Peter Picknelly,
    Location: Springfield/Chicopee; No site finalized
    Zone: Region B, West
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino and entertainment complex
    Cost: $807 million
    Current use: 13.4 acres near the city’s downtown.
    Proposed development: Full-scale casino with 3,000-3,500 slot machines, poker rooms, up to 100 live table games and a hotel with up to 500 rooms. Also calls for the creation of new restaurant areas, a 5,000 space parking garage, and up to 45,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space.
    Related article: Second Springfield casino plan unveiled (10/11/2012)

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    Raynham
    Developer/Investor: George Carney
    Location: 100 acres at 1958 Broadway, Raynham
    Zone: Region C, Southeast
    Proposed development type: Slots-only facility
    Cost: $125 million
    Current use: Raynham Park, simulcast venue/ function space
    Proposed development: 1,250 slot machines, music/entertainment facilities

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    New Bedford
    Developer/Investor: KG Urban Enterprises
    Location: MacArthur Drive and Canon Street, New Bedford
    Zone: Region C, Southeast
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $500 million
    Current use: Former power plant, some NStar employees still on site
    Proposed development: Casino with 3,500 slot machines, table games, and 634-room hotel

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    Taunton
    Developer/Investor: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe/Arkana Limited
    Location: 146 acres near the intersection of Routes 24 and 140
    Zone: Region C, Southeast
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $500 million
    Current use: Mixed industrial, undeveloped land
    Proposed development: A 150,000 square-foot casino, multiple restaurants, 900 hotel rooms across three hotels, business conference rooms and an event center, and a family-oriented water park
    Related article: Mashpee tribe unveils $500m casino plan (4/26/2012)

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    New Bedford
    Developer/Investor: Northeast Group
    Location: 40 acres off Interstate 195 in New Bedford, known as the Hicks Logan area
    Zone: Region C, Southeast
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: N/A
    Current use: Mixed industrial
    Proposed development: Resort waterfront casino with table games and slot machines, a hotel and marina

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    Palmer
    Developer/Investor: Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
    Location: 150 acres off the Massachusetts Turnpike, Palmer
    Zone: Region B, West
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: $500 million to $600 Million
    Current use: Undeveloped land
    Proposed development: Casino with 3,000 slot machines, a 600-room hotel, and retail stores.

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    Everett
    Developer/Investor: Wynn Resorts
    Location: A 37-acre parcel on the Mystic River between Route 99 and a commuter rail bridge.
    Zone: Region A, East
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: N/A
    Current use: Former Monsanto Chemical Co. site
    Proposed development: No details available.

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    West Springfield
    Developer/Investor: Wynn Resorts
    Location: Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds
    Zone: Region B
    Proposed development type: Resort Casino
    Cost: Could cost $700 million to $800 million
    Current use: Part of Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds
    Proposed development: Forty acres of the 175-acre fairgrounds would be dedicated to the new resort, said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock. The project will include shops and restaurants, a hotel, a rooftop pool, a spa, a concert venue, and 25,000 square feet of convention space, Allen said.

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    Compiled by Mark Arsenault and Casey Ross; David Butler, Daigo Fujiwara/Globe Staff