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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby / Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gaming Commission To KG Urban: No More Delays

Representatives from KG Urban Enterprises were given the green light Thursday by state regulators to move forward with their plans for a waterfront casino in New Bedford.

The approval however is contingent on providing more financial data to the state Gaming Commission within the next two weeks

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Somerset Casino Backers Back Out

Crossroads Massachusetts, one of the major backers for a proposed Somerset casino, has withdrawn its application for a Region C casino license.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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Attorney General Maura Healey / Getty Images

AG Healey Wants Regulations Combatting Crime Around Casinos

Concerns that casinos could lead to greater criminal activity led Massachusetts' top prosecutor to urge the state's gambling overseers to come up with regulations combating money laundering, human trafficking and other illicit activities

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Two New Bedford Lawyers Urge Gaming Commission To Follow Casino Law

Two New Bedford lawyers have written a letter to the Mass. Gaming Commission, urging them to follow the state's 2012 Casino Law, and award a casino license in Region C --- Southeastern Massachusetts

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KG Urban And City Seek To Extend Casino Deadline

The developers of a proposed Foxwoods casino in New Bedford are requesting more time to file remaining application materials with the state.
KG Urban spokesman Andrew Paven said Monday that the New York-based development company remains in negotiations with New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell's administration

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Brockton Casino Deal Advances

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has announced an agreement with Mass. Gaming and Entertainment to allow construction of a casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds, owned by businessman George Carney.

The Enterprise is reporting that the host agreement calls for Brockton to receive at least $10 million dollars annually, along with a host of other benefits

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New Deadlines Set For Region C Casino

State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan

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Gaming Panel Delays Application Process For Southeastern Mass. Casino

The Mass. Gaming Commission has again delayed action on a casino license for Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Commission voted on Thursday to extend the deadline for accepting applications to February 1st, in the interest of increased competition

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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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