State Representative James Miceli was in the front row at Tuesday's Tewksbury Selectmen meeting, and stepped up to the microphone to voice his opposition to the proposal for a slots parlor at 300 Ames Pond Drive.
Miceli said he believed the Expanded Gaming Act Gov. Deval Patrick signed in 2011 was intended to bring casinos to urban areas, not communities like Tewksbury.
"To put [a slots parlor] in a community like this, it wasn't meant to be," Miceli said.
Miceli noted that the other communities vying to host the state's sole slots parlor are Raynham and Plainville.
"You've got Raynham and Plainville competing for this, communities with racetracks," Miceli said. "There's a good chance they're going to end up getting them."
Do you agree with Rep. Miceli? Is Tewksbury the right fit for a slots parlor?