Wynn Resorts

Has Wynn’s luck run out?

Has Wynn’s luck run out?

The MA Gaming Commission has a tough hand to play

It was a good run for Wynn Resorts, the gambling behemoth that landed the big prize in the state’s casino sweepstakes when it was awarded the one license to run a casino (i.e., print money) in the Boston region. But as the company moguls well know, luck is fickle thing. Indeed, their entire business model(...)

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The Codcast: The nuclear option for Wynn Resorts

Could the Massachusetts Gaming Commission really pull the plug on the $2.4 billion Wynn Resorts hotel and casino going up in Everett? Chip Tuttle and Jay Gonzalez are at the forefront of those pressing for the commission to do just that.  They say the resignation of Steve Wynn as chairman and chief executive of Wynn(...)

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How far should unsuitability go?

Gov. Charlie Baker said that if the allegations against Steve Wynn by his employees are verified, then the casino developer should be declared unsuitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts. Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi doesn’t need any verification. “Based on the charges, Wynn is not ‘suitable’ to operate a casino in Massachusetts,” she(...)

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Beating the craps out of each other

Beating the craps out of each other

A Massachusetts-Connecticut border war over gambling stirs fears of an Atlantic City meltdown

Illustration by Phil Foster CASINOS ARE ABOUT GAMBLING. Take away the restaurants, the shops, and the entertainment and what remains is the foundational reason for a casino’s existence—getting people to come and leave their money behind, lured by the slim chance they might walk away with a fatter wallet. Those who build and operate the(...)

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Wynn shipping contaminated soil around nation

Wynn shipping contaminated soil around nation

Cleanup of 500,000 tons of toxic dirt from casino site sent to landfills in seven states and Canada

THE CLEANUP OF the Wynn Resorts casino site in Everett is a case of addition through subtraction. Before the Wynn tower could start going up, all of the contaminated soil on the property had to be removed. An estimated 500,000 tons of dirt containing PCBs, arsenic, lead, ash, petroleum products, and asbestos were carted off(...)

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McHugh turns out to be right about Wynn

The seemingly never-ending battles between the proposed Wynn Resorts casino in Everett and its surrounding  communities are no surprise to James McHugh, who in September 2014 predicted the infighting that is once again dominating the headlines. McHugh, a former judge, was the lone member of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to vote against awarding the Greater Boston(...)

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Casino border wars

Let’s take a moment to retrace the steps of Mohegan Sun Resorts in and around Massachusetts. The tribal-owned company opened a casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, in 1996. The casino became wildly successful, pumping billions of dollars into the coffers of the state of Connecticut and the Mohegan tribe. A key reason for the casino’s success was(...)

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