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Mass. Gaming Panel Reviews Slots Parlor Applicants

slot machineBOSTON (AP) — Two companies that are seeking to develop a slots parlor but have yet to settle on locations have been cleared by state gambling regulators to continue with their bids.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday voted to qualify Mass Gaming & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, and PPE Casino Resorts, affiliated with Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., following criminal and financial background checks required for all slots parlor and casino applicants.

MGE is eyeing potential locations in the town of Millbury after failing to reach an agreement with officials in Worcester.

Cordish is focusing its attention on Leominster after being turned away by selectmen in Boxborough and Salisbury.

The commission will decide later this month whether to qualify two other applicants to pursue the one slots parlor license allowed under the state’s casino gambling law.