Casino Gaming: Top Stories in Central Mass in 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
Some Worcester residents expressed disappointment at no longer being competitive for a casino license, and subsequently missing out on the possibility of bringing new jobs, tax revenues and businesses into the City. But local officials worry that Worcester won’t just be missing out on new economic activity, but will also have to absorb a hit to its current business climate. Proposals for mega casinos popping up in the outer suburbs of Boston had Worcester’s big performance venues like the DCU Center, the Hanover Theater and Mechanics Hall bracing for the impact. Worcester’s performance venues feared that new Massachusetts casinos will aggressively attract customers in the entertainment sector, to the detriment of performance venues in Worcester and elsewhere.
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