About Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts
The casino is located in a convenient area along Washington Street in Plainville town in Norfolk County. It is situated just minutes away from Boston, Massachusetts, Providence, and Rhode Island. Customers can easily find the casino off I-495.
The town is a typical rural community but has been part of a progressively growing suburban expansion between Providence and Boston in the past years. Given this background, Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts aims to provide a traditional hometown hospitality touch to its services while also offering modern conveniences.
The Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts came about after the Foxboro Park harness track ended its operations in 1997. Foxboro’s former head, Gary Piontkowski then brought up the idea of constructing a new racetrack to replace Foxboro in the same year. After several proposals, dealings, and negotiations with several parties, the Racing Commission finally granted a license in 1998 to Mr. Piontkowski to operate a track. The racing track eventually opened its doors in 1999, offering simulcast and live wagering options.
Mr. Piontkowski also campaigned for the inclusion of slots offerings within the premises of the Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts. In 2011, when the Expanded Gaming Act finally got enacted, Plainridge is the first casino to apply for a slots license. However, due to several legal and ethical debacles faced by Mr, Piontowski, he was removed from the company. These concerns also drove the Gaming Commission to reject Plainridge’s application for a license in 2013.
The slots gaming license application was revived when Penn National Gaming (Penn Entertainment) came into the picture. The Gaming Commission eventually granted a license to Penn National in 2014 to operate Plainridge’s slot parlor. The parlor opened to the public in 2015.
In 2018, the Gaming and Leisure Properties firm bought Plainridge’s real estate assets from Penn National. The latter then leased it back from the Gaming and Leisure company.
Customers can engage in live and simulcast MA horse betting on the various harness racing events on Plainridge’s track. They can also try their luck in the numerous slot machines, table games, video poker, and other selections on the gaming floor.
The Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts also features an entertainment lounge bar where local and regional bands regularly play. Patrons can also partake in seasonal entertainment events such as food and wine festivals. There are also simulated game show events for guests.
What kinds of betting does Plainridge Park Casino offer?
Despite not being a full-fledged casino, the Plainridge Rark Casino in Massachusetts still has many types of games to offer to its guests. The sub-section below presents helpful information on the game offerings of the casino.