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Pro-Casino Group Ramps Up Camaign Spending

A casino-financed group seeking to defeat November's ballot question to repeal the state's gambling law is ramping up its campaign spending.

The Coalition to Protect Massachusetts Jobs spent $702,000 from Sept

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More On Suffolk Downs Closing

New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a state license for a resort casino at Suffolk Downs.

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs' chief operating officer, said workers were told Wednesday that the live horse racing season that ends Sept

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Anti-Casino Activists And Casino Proponents Agree To Debate

Anti-casino activists are calling on the state's top lawmakers and executives from the three casino companies that have won state gambling licenses to a political debate.

The Repeal the Casino Deal group proposed on Wednesday a series of ``independent, media-sponsored'' debates between now and the Nov

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Wynn Resorts Wins Boston License, Suffolk Downs To Close

Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to award the license to the Las Vegas casino giant for its proposed $1

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Wynn Resorts Appears To Have Upper Hand For Boston Casino License

Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against some requirements state regulators are seeking to impose if it is to win the license

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Pro-Casino Group Raises $1.8 Million To Oppose Repeal

Political campaigns on both sides of the casino debate have filed their first finance reports with the state.

The Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs, which wants to defeat a November ballot question to repeal the state's casino law, reported Friday nearly $1

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Mashpee Tribe Says Taunton Casino One Step Closer

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton.

The U.S. Department of Interior has released a final environmental impact statement on the 151-acre site

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Senator Warren Says She’ll Vote To Repeal Casino Law

Anti-gambling activists are touting a major political boost from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch.

The first-term Democrat said Monday following the Boston Labor Council's Labor Day breakfast that she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in Massachusetts

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Revel Casino / Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another Casino to Close In Atlantic City

Atlantic City's Revel Casino is shutting its doors next month after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court.

Revel was supposed to be the crown jewel of Atlantic City when it opened in April 2012 but never managed to make a dime after turning off seniors by refusing to offer buffets and bus deals

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Penn National Gaming Moves Ahead With Slot Parlor Construction

Plans to open the state’s first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three months on whether to repeal Massachusetts’ 2011 casino law, which made the project possible

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