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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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Mass. Agencies Sign Agreement To Address Problem Gamblers

Massachusetts gambling regulators have signed an agreement with the state's health and human services agency to address problem gambling.

The agreement, which was finalized Thursday, requires the state Gaming Commission and Executive Office of Health and Human Services to work together to ensure proper use of a public health fund created by the state's 2011 casino law

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MGM Comes Up A Winner

MGM will be named Massachusetts' first casino operator but won't have to immediately pay millions of dollars in state fees and other payments that come due under law.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission agreed in principle on Wednesday to delay the upcoming payments until a decision by the state's highest court whether to allow a voter referendum that could repeal the state's casino law on the November ballot

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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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State’s First Casino License To Be Awarded June 13

State gambling regulators say they'll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Thursday that the June 10 and 11 meetings will be in Springfield, the June 12 meeting in Boston and a June 13 meeting _ when it is expected to issue a decision _ will be in Springfield

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Western Mass. Casino Close To Approval

State gambling regulators will take another critical step toward awarding Massachusetts' first license for a Las Vegas-style resort casino this week.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled the final public hearing on an $800 million casino project proposed by gambling giant MGM Resorts International for Springfield

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Application Deadline Pushed Back For Region C Casino

The state Gaming Commission now says it will push back the next deadline for casino applications in the Fall River-New Bedford area to at least late September.

At a meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Thursday, the Commission pushed back an application deadline in Southeastern Massachusetts from July 23rd to at least Sept

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Penn National Makes $25 Million Payment To State

The state's decision to welcome casino gambling to Massachusetts is beginning to pay off.
 
    On Friday, Penn National Gaming announced it has submitted an electronic payment of $25 million to the state for the Plainridge Park Casino gambling license

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Construction To Begin For Slots Parlor

The company that was awarded a license for the state's first and only slots parlor says it is ready to start construction on the facility.
 
    Penn National Gaming announced on Monday it planned to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday at the Plainridge harness race track in Plainville

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Mass. Gaming Commission Selects Plainville As Slots Parlor Site

 

Massachusetts gambling regulators have chosen Plainville to be the site of the state's first and only slots parlor.
 
    The state gaming commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to offer the slots parlor license, with conditions, to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate the facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack.
 

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