Plainville, MA, will never be the same. Not since Plainridge Park Casino formally opened its doors on a pleasant June morning in 2015, with a mission to provide entertainment and enjoyment for the hundreds of folks who were lined up at the door, and ultimately for tens of thousands more in and around Massachusetts.
It’s the first casino to open for business since Massachusetts passed its expanded gaming law about four years ago.
We can’t take all the credit, of course, but we did perform extensive work on the $250 million, 106,000-square-foot facility’s signage, owned and operated by Penn National Gaming.
Plainridge Casino boasts 1,250 slot machines and electronic table games like blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, plus Massachusetts’ only live harness-racing track. There are also restaurants, including former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie’s Sports Pub, a food court, coffee shop, and pizza place, among others, plus a great restaurant called Slack’s Oyster House and Grill.
The entire facility took more than 15 months to build.
The 2011 state law actually allows for three casinos, so there will soon be others operated by other companies in Everett and Springfield.
“Let the Games begin!”