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July 28, 2014

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Ameristar drops casino resort bid in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Ameristar Casinos announced Friday it is ending its bid to develop a $900 million resort casino in Springfield, leaving just two companies to compete in the city.

Las Vegas-based Ameristar, which in January completed a $16 million purchase of a 40-acre former industrial site, said while it still considers its casino proposal superior to others in the region, it did not believe the likelihood of winning the sole western Massachusetts casino license was strong enough to continue its pursuit.

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