Silverton Casino, a Las Vegas gambling company, has joined a slot parlor proposal at Plainridge Racecourse, a harness racing facility in Plainville, MA, as a design and operational consultant, track management at Plainridge Racecourse said today.
Silverton owns and operates the Silverton Casino Hotel, an off-strip resort casinoin Las Vegas that has a 90,000-square-foot gambling area and 1,600 slot machines. At Plainridge Racecourse, Silverton will focus on casino design, programming and logistics, organizational structure, casino operations and marketing, but will not have an ownership interest in the local facility, according to Plainridge management.
“Silverton is an experienced and successful developer/operator in the most competitive gaming market in the country,” said Plainridge President John Grogan, “We are very excited about this relationship and most importantly feel it is the right fit for Plainville and the Commonwealth.”
The harness racing track is one of four competitors for the state’s sole slot parlor license, which will permit up to 1,250 machines.
Craig Cavileer, president of Silverton Casino, said: “We see Plainridge as the strongest contender for the [slots] license in Massachusetts and we think we bring the right type of experience to the team as this project aggressively moves forward.”
by Steve WOLF