After a long and hard-fought battle, the state of Massachusetts approved casino-style gambling in 2011. Although no casinos are currently available, gamblers will be able to find the loosest slots in Massachusetts in the near future with a projected total of 7,842 slots located throughout the state. Permits have already been issued and plans approved for a slot parlor and two casinos with more to follow. A total of nine cities in three regions of the state will eventually play host to their very own casino. Regions A and B are on course, but Region C (SE Massachusetts) has run into a few complications and all plans are temporarily on hold until legal issues are resolved. The planned casinos will give a big boost to the economy of the state with temporary construction jobs, permanent jobs, and tourists ready to gamble.
The state's only harness racing track won the bid to expand their facility to include Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts' first slot parlor. Stringent laws allow a maximum of only 1,250 slot machines for slot parlors with no games allowed to be more than 30 years old. No antique games here, only the latest and most advanced! Some of the loosest slots in Massachusetts will definitely be here as this slot parlor gets a jump-start on the casinos to come. Keeping gamers coming back here to play is their goal. Planned opening date is June 2015.
Wynn Resorts Everett
The latest in the Wynn Resorts family of casinos and resorts, this ultra-modern facility is scheduled to open in January 2017. Located in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) and gracing the Mystic River waterfront just across from Boston, this casino will house 3,242 slot machines ranging from penny to high-limit pulls. With the number and variety of machines that will be available, slot enthusiasts are sure to find some of the loosest slots in Massachusetts for their gaming and winning pleasure. Part of the plans includes shuttles from some of Boston's transportation centers, making for easy access.
Region B covers the western area of Massachusetts and will be home to this Vegas-style casino, scheduled for opening in June 2017. Located in downtown Springfield, the resort will cover 14 1/2 acres and cost an estimated $800 million to complete. No expense is being spared to make this a desired destination. The award-winning MGM Resorts International is the parent company and promises 5-star service and gaming for their patrons. Current plans include 3,000 gaming machines, old favorites and the newest and most technologically advanced. Most plans are still being kept under wraps until construction has progressed further; many surprises are probably in store for casino.