Hard Rock Loses Vote For $800M Mass. Casino Proposal

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT) -- As the competition for Massachusetts' gaming licenses draws closer to the end game, Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. was booted from the running on Tuesday after failing to win a town referendum on its proposed $800 million casino and resort project.

West Springfield, Mass., residents rejected a proposal to site the massive project in its hometown, stopping the company's campaign for a new gaming license in its track. The vote comes just two months after Hard Rock had signed a host agreement with the town that...
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