The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says a total of 11 companies seeking to develop a resort casino or slots parlor in Massachusetts have submitted preliminary applications along with $400,000 nonrefundable entry fees.
Among those beating a 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday was a group seeking to build a casino in the town of Milford.
A surprise last-minute entry was a company affiliated with the principals of Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. PPE Casino Resorts said in a statement that it had not yet chosen a location or decided whether it planned to bid for a resort casino or slots parlor.
Massachusetts Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, also applied on Tuesday but said it had not yet chosen a location.
A group hoping for a slots parlor at Raynham Park also beat the deadline.