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Mass. Gaming Panel Reviews Slots Parlor Applicants

slot machineBOSTON (AP) — The state gambling commission has cleared the first of four companies seeking the sole license to build a slots parlor in Massachusetts to continue with its bid.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, is eyeing potential locations in the town of Millbury after failing to reach an agreement with officials in Worcester.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Thursday that MGE had passed a background check required by the panel and was qualified to proceed to the next phase of the application process.

The commission is expected to decide later Thursday whether to qualify another slots parlor applicant, Baltimore-based Cordish Cos.

Decisions on the Plainridge race track in Plainville and owners of the former Raynham dog racing track are expected later in the month.