The state would license three casinos in three separate regions of the state - metropolitan Boston and the North Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts.
THREE CASINO ZONES
A seven-member board would issue casino licenses and regulate gaming. The members would include the state treasurer, the state auditor, and five members appointed by the governor.
Estimated $2 billion to the state's economy, $400 million a year to state revenues, and 20,000 jobs.
New criminal penalties for gambling-related offenses.
A 12-member advisory panel to provide legislative infput.
A $350,000 filing fee would be paid by bidders to have their application reviewed. There would also be a minimum licensing fee of $200 million.
The state would receive 27 percent of the gross annual gambling revenues or $100 million a year, whichever is larger.
A special provision would encourage the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to build their casino in New Bedford rather than Middleborough.
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