On Tuesday afternoon, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be hosting a hearing to discuss the proposed casino to be constructed on the Brockton Fairgrounds. The facility has been proposed by Mass Gaming & Entertainment, with an estimated cost of $677 million, including an entertainment complex and hotel.
The hearing is set to begin at 4pm in Brockton at the Massasoit Community College. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the resort casino with the public, with no vote or decision on the matter expected. Mass Gaming & Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rush Street Gaming of Chicago and the only company to apply for the remaining casino license in the state of Massachusetts.
If the project is approved, the venue would have to compete with a resort casino that is being developed in Taunton by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Further competition would exist as well with the Plainridge Park racetrack which just opened in 2015 during the summer months.