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Selectmen to Publicly Discuss Slots for First Time Tuesday

The Danvers Board of Selectmen is s tolated discuss a plan for a slots parlor proposal for the first time on Tuesday night.

The proposal to build a slots parlor at Liberty Tree Mall is planned to be discussed for the first time on Tuesday by the Danvers Board of Selectmen, reports The Boston Globe.

Members of the Board of Selectmen will also meet individually with representatives with PPE Casinos MA this week, the Globe reported. PPE Casinos is a subsidiary of the Cordish Co. of Maryland.

The company last year opened Maryland Live! slots casino is its home state. The company was one of 11 applicants last month that applied to to state Gaming Commission for a casino license and is one of only three know applicants seeking the lone license statewide for a slots parlor.

The proposal for a 1,250 slots parlor at the mall was first publicly unveiled last month and calls for a 100,000 complex that would include the vacant space at the rear of the mall formerly occupied by The Sports Authority as well as an addition.

The Board of Selectmen meet at Danvers Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Chris February 05, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Danvers does NOT need a slots parlor. It's going to trash up this town.
Alexandra Siwek February 05, 2013 at 01:23 PM
Vote No on Slots Parlor. I will destroy the quality of life for the people of Danvers. It will only bring traffic and parking problems, organized crime, drugs, unwanted nighttime activity, undesirable police burden, and ruin our Mall for everyone. Bad for young people too. STOP the GAMBLING PARLOR!!!!! We do NOT NEED THIS!!!
Chris February 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM
I couldn't agree more with you!

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