In the wake of losing six hundred jobs after entertainment gaming (dog racing)was banned in Massachusetts by referendum a few years ago, The Metro South Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted that if entertainment gaming were made legal again in Massachusetts that this region, the Metro South region, should be given top priority.
“In the interest of fairness to this industry and the hundreds of people who operated entertainment gaming for decades within this region, the Chamber is on record in support of moving this proposal for a destination resort casino facility in Brockton, forward.”, said Christopher Cooney, Chamber President and CEO.
The Rush Street Gaming proposal features a destination resort gaming facility at the Brockton Fairgrounds on twenty-five acres of land in Brockton. The proposed facility represents a $650 million dollar investment, including a gaming facility, a 250 room hotel, restaurants, retail, event space and other features to enhance the site and the visitor’s experience.
The Rush Street Gaming application is the only proposal within the region that has been submitted with the $400,000. fee by the original deadline posted via the Massachusetts State Gaming Commission.
“We will testify before the Brockton City Council in support of this proposed entertainment gaming facility for Brockton and we look forward to the prospect that will allow these lost jobs in gaming to return to the city and the region.” said Christopher Cooney, Chamber President and CEO.