At the June 17th Milford Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Casino-Free Milford Co-Chairmen John Seaver and Steve Trettel presented a rebuttal document to the Selectmen that evaluates the information presented by Foxwoods executives on June 3rd regarding their proposal to build a destination resort casino here in Milford. The rebuttal identifies misleading facts, inconsistencies, and omissions in the Foxwoods casino project presentation, as well as recommendations to the Board regarding how to proceed in conducting the impact studies and negotiating the host community agreement, if the process should reach that point. To read the rebuttal, click here.
Casino-Free Milford continues to believe that a destination resort casino does not belong in our residential, suburban community. The Foxwoods’ presentation only served to reinforce that belief.
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Is Not Against Casinos
We Believe Our Residential, Suburban Community Is NOT the Right Location for a Casino
The Massachusetts Gaming Act allows for a total of three destination resort casinos to be built within the state. The Gaming Act also allows for one slots parlor somewhere in Massachusetts.
The Foxwoods casino that has been proposed for Milford (location 5 on the map) is competing for the Greater Boston region license (Region A in yellow on the map) against proposals in Everett and Boston (Suffolk Downs).
ALL proposed casino and slots locations are within an easy driving distance of Milford.