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Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Says Wynn Resorts gave privileged materials to agency

STEVE WYNN is suing his former company, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and the commission’s chief investigator, seeking to block the upcoming release of a report on his sexual misconduct that allegedly relies on improperly obtained privileged information. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in Las Vegas and publicly disclosed at a Gaming Commission hearing Thursday, claims(...)

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Boston Magazine gets only half the story

Boston Magazine’s recent story about the state’s embrace of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts tells only half the tale. The article by Michael Damiano seeks to portray the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and its former chairman Stephen Crosby as toadies eager to bend their own rules to land Wynn’s casino in Everett. The commission and Crosby certainly(...)

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Boston Magazine gets only half the story

Boston Magazine gets only half the story

How biased was the Gaming Commission in favor of Steve Wynn?

BOSTON MAGAZINE’S recent story about the state’s embrace of Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts tells only half the tale. The article by Michael Damiano seeks to portray the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and its chairman Stephen Crosby as toadies eager to bend their own rules to land Wynn’s casino in Everett. The commission and Crosby certainly(...)

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Lottery is Robin Hood in reverse

Lottery is Robin Hood in reverse

We should end gambling subsidy to wealthier towns

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, Mega Millions offered a $1 billion jackpot, the second largest lottery prize in American history. Late in the evening, it was announced that no one correctly guessed all six numbers, so the jackpot has rolled over to a record-breaking $1.6 billion for Tuesday’s drawing. Though overshadowed by Mega Millions, Powerball currently boasts a(...)

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State take from MGM $6.7m in September

State take from MGM $6.7m in September

MA collection from Plainridge was slightly more at $7m

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE FIRST FULL MONTH of gambling at a full-scale casino yielded more than $6.7 million in tax revenue for Massachusetts and almost $27 million in gross revenue for MGM Springfield, the Gaming Commission said Monday. Players wagered $190 million on MGM Springfield’s slot machines in September and, while 90.45 percent of(...)

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Gaming commission chair resigns, denies charges of bias

Gaming commission chair resigns, denies charges of bias

Crosby says remaining would 'hamper' work of gambling panel

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STEPHEN CROSBY, who served as chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission since its inception and has overseen the implementation of casino gaming in the Bay State, resigned from the commission Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately. Crosby’s departure comes as the Gaming Commission prepares to make public the findings of its investigation into(...)

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Suffolk Downs files $3b suit against Wynn Resorts

Suffolk Downs files $3b suit against Wynn Resorts

Court action comes in midst of casino license suitability review

THE FORMER OWNER of Suffolk Downs filed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts in federal court on Monday alleging numerous violations of racketeering laws and seeking a total of $3 billion in damages. The lawsuit was filed as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is preparing to decide whether Wynn is suitable to retain its casino license in(...)

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MGM, preparing to open, has feisty words for CT rivals

MGM, preparing to open, has feisty words for CT rivals

Baker hails new casino as ‘incredibly Springfield-centric’

LET THE CASINO wars begin. The MGM Springfield casino is about to open, and at a press conference on Thursday several officials made clear that the battle is on with Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Jim Murren, the CEO of MGM, who went to college in Hartford in the early 1980s, said he used(...)

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Kim Sinatra leaving Wynn Resorts

Kim Sinatra leaving Wynn Resorts

Was allegedly aware of settlement with manicurist

WYNN RESORTS IS PARTING WAYS with a top executive who apparently had been aware of a $7.5 million private legal settlement Steve Wynn had negotiated with a former employee to settle allegations of sexual misconduct. In a short, two-sentence filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Wynn said Kim Sinatra would step down(...)

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