Stoughton will be exploring the possibility of receiving money through mitigation if the slots parlor in Raynham is approved.
Selectmen asked town planner Noreen O'Toole to look into the possibility of the town receiving money and filing any paperwork with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that needs to be done, because they expect to be impacted by the facility. The facility is going to be located at the former Raynham Dog Park on Route 138, which also runs through Stoughton.
Chairman John Anzivino said the board wants to see if the town can received funds from mitigation fees.
"People have asked me if we were going to do something about this," said selectman Cynthia Walsh.
Selectman Thomas K. Recupero also pointed out the possibility of more development at the Raynham location.
The Parx Raynham facility is expected to cost $227 million. It will be open 24 hours, seven days a week for 365 days on the 125-acre site. There will 1,250 machines on site, according to Greenwood Racing Inc. Raynham Park is owned by George Carney, who is on the developmental team.
Greyhound racing stopped in 2010 after it was outlawed by the state.
As the host facility, Raynham will be receiving $1 million a year from Parx Raynham.
Easton has asked for $1 million a year from the developer, because of the effects of the traffic going through their town to get to the slot parlor on Route 138. A report from the Raynham group says, "Nearly half of all vehicle trips to and from the proposed casino will be traveling through Easton."