Massachusetts slots parlor to open June 24

Plainridge Park Casino will be first legal gaming facility under 2011 act

Artist's rendering of the Penn National slots parlor at Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville. Image Courtesy: Penn National Gaming.

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (State House News Service) – Pending final approval, the first expanded gambling facility under the state’s 2011 casino law will open in three months.

Penn National Gaming announced Monday that Plainridge Park Casino, a slot machine venue with dining, entertainment and harness racing, will open Wednesday, June 24 and lead to the creation of 500 jobs.

The $225 million, 106,000 square foot venue is located on Route 1 in Plainville, 35 miles south of Boston and 18 miles from Providence, R.I. It will include a banquet room, simulcast wagering, and 1,800 parking spaces and plans to remain open 24-7.

Penn Gaming executives are hosting media visits Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the facility – 301 Washington Street, Plainville.

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