Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Coverage of casino licensing and the gambling referendum

Mohegan, Wynn casinos rumble in the background

Mohegan, Wynn casinos rumble in the background

As Everett casino struggles with suitability, what’s the end game of CT rival?

AS THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION tries to decide whether Wynn Resorts remains suitable to retain its casino license, the two antagonists in the original battle for the license are sparring with each other again. Mohegan Sun, which lost out to Wynn Resorts in 2015, is suing the Gaming Commission in court trying to overturn the(...)

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Sports betting could be next gambling frontier

Sports betting could be next gambling frontier

Gaming Commission lays out the pros and cons for lawmakers

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE WAGERS MIGHT GENERATE between about $9 million and $61 million in state tax revenue if lawmakers decide to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, the Gaming Commission said Thursday in a white paper that mapped out how the Legislature might think about introducing another new form of gaming in the Bay(...)

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A campaign that may be all about nuance

A campaign that may be all about nuance

The Wynn controversy highlights differences between Capuano and Pressley

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE ON THE  BANKS of the Mystic River, workers have been building a structure envisioned by Steve Wynn, the casino magnate who recently relinquished control of his global resort empire after the Wall Street Journal reported he pressured employees into sex. The jobs stemming from the site are the foremost concern for(...)

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Wynn: No plans to sell company stock

Wynn: No plans to sell company stock

Action could affect review by Mass. regulators

STEVE WYNN told Wynn Resorts on Friday that he has no “immediate plans” to sell shares he owns in the company, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wynn, who resigned as CEO and chairman of the company earlier this week in the wake of allegations that he engaged in sexual(...)

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Wynn Resorts probe far from over

Wynn Resorts probe far from over

Steve Wynn may have resigned, but the investigation extends beyond him

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Steve Wynn’s resignation as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts will be a factor in the agency’s investigation of the company but it won’t bring an end to the probe. Ed Bedrosian told members of the Gaming Commission on Wednesday that Wynn’s resignation reflects how the(...)

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Steve Wynn’s departure doesn’t make Wynn Resorts suitable

Steve Wynn’s departure doesn’t make Wynn Resorts suitable

Precedent suggests the firm should lose its Mass. license

STEVE WYNN HAS RESIGNED as the CEO of his company in the wake of a bombshell Wall Street Journal report that alleged a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct. His resignation, while clearly a step in the right direction, does not make Wynn Resorts suitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts. What is suitability? In(...)

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Gaming Commission could yank Wynn Resorts license

Gaming Commission could yank Wynn Resorts license

Initial focus of probe is Steve Wynn’s $7.5m manicurist settlement

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION said on Wednesday that its investigation of Steve Wynn could lead to the revocation of the Wynn Resorts casino license in Everett and indicated the early focus of the probe would center on a $7.5 million settlement the Las Vegas casino mogul paid to a former manicurist at the company. The(...)

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Baker calls allegations against Wynn appalling

Baker calls allegations against Wynn appalling

If true, gov says, Las Vegas casino mogul is 'unsuitable' to hold Mass. license

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said Monday that if the allegations of sexual misconduct by casino employees against Steve Wynn are true then the developer would be unsuitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts, but his condemnation came with one major caveat. “I’m not the decision maker,” the governor said. Baker, a(...)

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Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Follows Wall Street Journal report on alleged sexual misconduct

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION said on Friday that its investigations and enforcement bureau will launch a “regulatory review” of allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, whose company Wynn Enterprises is building a $2.4 billion casino and hotel complex in Everett. The allegations surfaced on Friday in a story in the Wall Street Journal, which(...)

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Wynn interested in buying Everett T facility

Wynn interested in buying Everett T facility

Las Vegas developer keen on acquiring property around casino

WYNN RESORTS IS INTERESTED in purchasing a massive MBTA repair facility adjacent to the Everett property where it is building a $2.4 billion hotel and casino, but so far has made no formal offer. Several sources confirmed Wynn and state transportation officials have kicked around the idea of the Las Vegas casino developer purchasing the(...)

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