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Mohegan Tribe announces deal for casino in Massachusetts

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Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut signed a host agreement on Thursday for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

The tribe agreed to pay $15.2 million a year to the town of Palmer to address impacts of the $1 billion Mohegan Sun Palmer. That's in addition to a share of revenues from the casino and a $2.94 million one-time payment.

The agreement will go before town voters, possibly on November 5. If it's approved, the tribe will remain in the running for the commercial casino license in the western part of the state.

Competitors include Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The license is expected to be awarded early next year.

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Mohegan Sun, Palmer agreement includes $15.2 million pledged annually to Palmer, another $16.5 million for MassPike interchange improvements (The Springfield Republican 8/30)
Mohegan Comes To $16M Agreement With Palmer, Mass., Officials On Casino Deal (The Hartford Courant 8/30)
Mohegans sign agreement in Palmer, Mass. (The New London Day 8/30)
Palmer casino proposal unveiled (The Boston Herald 8/30)
Mohegan Sun inks casino pact with Palmer (The Boston Globe 8/30)
Two casino deals OKed, Wampanoags still wait (State House News Service 8/29)

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