Mass.Gaming Commission Rejects Deadline Waiver Requests
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Thursday, unanimously rejected several requests to waive the gaming license application deadline.
The mayor of Chicopee had asked for more time to pull together a possible casino development deal. Two companies asked for a six month extension to try to overcome opposition to their projects by the mayor of Holyoke. Commissioner Bruce Stebbins said there were no extraordinary circumstances to justify granting a waiver.
11 applications for gaming licences, which had to include a $400,000 non refundable fee were filed by the January 15th deadline. The commission will conduct background investigations of all the applicants before considering their specific projects.