2 Mass. gaming applicants seek slot parlor license


BOSTON (AP) - Two companies are competing for Massachusetts' sole slotsparlor license.

Tuesday was the deadline for the companies - Mass Gaming & Entertainmentand PPE Casino Resorts - to tell state regulators what type of facility theyhope to develop.

The companies hadn't initially said whether they intended to seek a regionalresort casino license or the single slots parlor license allowed by the state'scasino law.

On Tuesday both companies said they were pursuing the slots license. Neithercompany has said where they want to build their slots parlors.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission had said it needed the informationbecause it intended to first investigate slots parlor applicants, with an eyetoward awarding that license this fall.

The full resort casino licenses aren't likely to be awarded until early2014.