WORCESTER, Mass. — Opponents of a proposed $240 million slots parlor have presented Worcester officials with nearly a dozen petitions demanding that no talks begin that would lead to an agreement with developers.

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The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/XYAP2S ) that petitions want information about the impact of a slots gambling parlor on the poor, local schools and young people and businesses. Petitions also seek information about how a parlor might make gambling addiction worse and if gambling will lead to greater demand for social services.

The city manager also is asked to prohibit or restrict to $10,000 what Massachusetts Gaming & Entertainment, the developer of the proposed slots parlor, or its corporate affiliates can spend on referendums for a slots parlor.

The City Council could authorize the city manager on Tuesday to negotiate an agreement for slots parlor.

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