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Penn National Takes New Plan to Eastern Mass.

slot machineTEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Tewksbury is the latest Massachusetts community being mentioned as a possible home for a gambling facility.

Penn National Gaming announced Thursday that it is discussing with town officials building a $200 million slots parlor on 30 acres near the intersection of Interstate 495 and state Route 133.

State law allows for the construction of just one slots parlor that can have up to 1,250 machines.

Applications are due by Oct. 4.

Four other companies are vying for the slots parlor license, and have proposed placing them in Raynham, Plainville, Leominster and Millbury.

Penn National previously proposed building as full casino in Springfield, but the city decided to negotiate with a rival company instead.

Penn National will present a more detailed plan to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday.

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