Milford courted as casino location
Town officials today confirmed they are being courted by a Colorado real estate developer who is interested in building a resort casino in Milford.
Town Administrator Louis Celozzi said selectmen met with David Nunes in executive session this summer to discuss the developer's plan.
Nunes is now purchasing 500 acres of land in town, presumably along Interstate 495, Celozzi said.
"It's so preliminary we don't even know the location," Celozzi said.
The state legislature this fall is expected to take up the gambling issue and reconsider allowing resort casinos in the cash-strapped Bay State, Celozzi said.
Earlier this year, lawmakers shot down Gov. Deval Patrick's controversial proposal to license and open three casinos.
A casino in Milford would generate an estimated minimum $50 million a year in taxes and payments in lieu of taxes, officials say.
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