Worcester Casino: 13 to Watch in Central Mass in 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Cambridge-based developer Richard Friedman has expressed interest in building a hotel and slots parlor in the heart of the city, but councilors have been back and forth on the issue. Many consider the introduction of gaming to the area as an inevitable happening, but many question what effect a casino would have on the downtown.
Massachusetts residents spent close to $1 billion last year at New England casinos, continuing in a trend of increased spending over the past several years that beat out every other state in the area.
This year was the first time that the Bay State outspent its neighbors, totaling a cool $909 million on gaming and non-gaming amenities at Connecticut's destination resort casinos and at the slot parlors in Rhode Island and Maine.
With numbers like these, it's no surprise that local and state legislators are looking seriously at the opportunities that casinos could bring to Central Mass.