Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

Wynn bullish on Everett casino potential

Wynn bullish on Everett casino potential

Cites air connections to world capitals out of Logan

STEVE WYNN said on Thursday that he remains bullish about the potential of the proposed Wynn Resorts casino and hotel in Everett, in part because Boston has so many air connections to the world’s capitals. In a conference call with financial analysts, the colorful chairman of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts ticked off the direct flights(...)

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Arrigo chafes at Mohegan Sun deal

Arrigo chafes at Mohegan Sun deal

Agreement bars Revere from doing deal with Wynn

This story was updated after its initial publication with comments from Dan Rizzo. Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo wants to negotiate a surrounding community agreement with Wynn Resorts in next-door Everett, but he says he’s prevented from doing so by a contract his predecessor signed with rival casino operator Mohegan Sun. Every municipality bordering Everett has(...)

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Revere officials find major code violations at Wonderland site

Revere officials find major code violations at Wonderland site

Mayor Arrigo presses for property’s redevelopment

REVERE MAYOR BRIAN ARRIGO said city inspectors have identified code violations at the former Wonderland dog track that could lead to fines totaling $10,000 to $15,000 a day. Arrigo indicated he has no immediate plans to collect the fines, but wants to use them as leverage to spur the owner of the property to move(...)

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Boston-Wynn ‘treaty’ approved

Boston-Wynn ‘treaty’ approved

War is over – city says let good times roll

The war between the city of Boston and Wynn Resorts is officially over, complete with the approval of what the executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission described as a “treaty” between the two parties. The treaty consisted of an agreement in which the city, Wynn, and the Gaming Commission agreed to drop all legal(...)

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A tale of two companies

A tale of two companies

What GE and Wynn Resorts bring to the table

STEVE WYNN MUST BE CRYING in front of his Picasso reading about the efforts of state and city officials to bring GE to Boston. The so-called Summary of Incentives agreement signed by GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh might as well have been written on red carpet. The state(...)

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Lawmakers urged to weigh in on fantasy sports

Lawmakers urged to weigh in on fantasy sports

Despite AG’s view, Gaming Commission says legality unresolved

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THERE IS “SOME URGENCY” for the Legislature to weigh in on the legality and regulation of daily fantasy sports and online gaming, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission concluded in a white paper on the relatively-new form of sports wagering. “Right now, it appears to us that the law concerning (daily fantasy sports)(...)

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Wynn-Walsh meeting called positive

Wynn-Walsh meeting called positive

Wynn drops $62m on 1m shares of Wynn Resorts

LAS VEGAS CASINO DEVELOPER STEVE WYNN held a “positive and helpful” meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday about his Everett casino proposal and then announced late in the day that he had spent about $62 million of his own money purchasing 1 million shares of his company’s stock over the last few days.(...)

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Mohegan Sun v. Wynn – Round 2

Mohegan Sun v. Wynn – Round 2

Judge allows Mohegan to challenge casino license award

BOLSTERED BY A JUDGE’S FAVORABLE RULING, Mohegan Sun said on Friday that it plans to challenge the way in which the Massachusetts Gaming Commission last year awarded a casino license to its rival, Wynn Resorts. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders on Thursday tossed out challenges to the license award filed by the cities of(...)

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Walsh body language: Time to move on

Walsh body language: Time to move on

Mayor says he doesn’t regret trying to block casino

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH sounded on Friday morning like someone who was about to give up his nasty court fight against the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett, but he said he needed more time before making a final decision. In a brief meeting with reporters in his office lobby, the mayor said he had not(...)

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Judge rules against Walsh on casino challenge

Judge rules against Walsh on casino challenge

Tosses Boston’s claims, allows Mohegan Sun to proceed

SUFFOLK SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JANET SANDERS on Thursday dealt a crushing blow to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s nearly year-long bid to overturn the award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts in next-door Everett, tossing out all of the claims contained in the city’s lawsuit. Boston alleged in its sprawling lawsuit that the Gaming Commission(...)

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