The 170-page blueprint, which Commission members approved on Tuesday,  laid out the state’s plan for casinos over the next four years.

“The completion of this comprehensive and meticulous strategic plan represents another crucial milestone achieved by the commission as we steadily progress toward the arrival of expanded gaming and the establishment of an effective regulatory system,” said chairman of the commission Stephen P. Crosby.

According to the plan laid out by the document, the commission could award the first casino license in February 2014 and it may then take 30 months or more for the casino to actually be built. The plan also allows for a slot parlor to open as early as November of next year if one of the state’s racetracks receive the proper licensing.

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