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Mass. casino law filled with tight deadlines

Gambling panel may miss key dates

The leader of the fledgling gambling commission is warning that the state casino law contains several unrealistic deadlines that could force regulators to solicit bids for casinos before they have the expertise to judge the billion-dollar projects or get public input on the scope of the developments.

Under the law, for instance, the commission could have to develop criteria for judging casino proposals and seek bids by October.

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