The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted to deny an application for a casino license in Brockton.
The 4-1 vote came in on Thursday afternoon.
Previously, the chairman of the state's Gaming Commission decried the design of a proposed casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, calling it a "great disappointment."
The Boston Globe reports Stephen Crosby made the comments at a public hearing Wednesday.
Crosby said the casino's design isolates it from the community and lacks strategies for urban renewal and economic development.
Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter, a longtime proponent of the casino, said the criticism was unfair and inaccurate.
The proposed Brockton casino was vying for the state's third and final resort casino license.
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The decision comes as the Mashpee Wampanoag are beginning construction on a $1 billion casino on reservation land in Taunton, just 20 miles away.