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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill in late 2011 that legalized casinos. The law allows three casinos and one slot parlor. Additionally, the law authorizes the creation of a state gambling commission to control the industry.
The state has put together a five-member gambling commission which will be in charge of picking the winning casino bidders and regulating the industry. The earliest any casino is expected to open is late 2014.
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