Gambling officials to discuss Brockton casino in September

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts gambling officials are postponing discussions about a resort casino for the southeastern part of the state at least until the fall.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment has asked the state to reconsider its application for a casino license for a proposed $700 million resort in Brockton.

But the state Gaming Commission decided Thursday to postpone consideration of the request until September. The panel says its focused on the late August opening of MGM’s $960 million casino in Springfield.

Mass Gaming & Entertainment is hoping regulators reconsider its application without reopening the licensing competition to others. Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby has expressed interest in seeing if other casino developers are interested, however.

The commission denied the company’s application in 2016. Mass Gaming & Entertainment is backed by Rush Street Gaming, of Chicago.

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