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Penn National to break ground at Plainridge Friday

08:16 AM 11 Mar 2014 NZDT
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PLAINVILLE, Mass. — Never let it be said that grass could grow under the feet of Penn National Gaming. Today they announced that they will have a ground-breaking ceremony this Friday to begin construct of the new casino at Plainridge Raceway.

It was just last month that Penn National Gaming was awarded the state's first expanded gambling license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

The company says the slots parlor — to be called the Plainridge Park Casino — will create about 500 permanent jobs and 1,000 temporary construction jobs.

When finished, the facility is slated to have 1,250 slot machines along with harness racing and simulcasting. It will also up to four restaurants, include the first Doug Flutie sports bar.

by Steve Wolf, for


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