Month: June 2018

Connecticut Court Gives MGM The Mutombo Finger Wag On East Windsor Case

MGM Resorts International is behind on the scorecard after the first two rounds. Legal arguments aimed at blocking a proposed casino on the Connecticut-Massachusetts border were found lacking last week. As a result, the dismissal of MGM’s case against Connecticut was upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. Despite its second

Massachusetts Hopes PlayMyWay Teaches Gamblers To Play The Responsible Way

In its first year, more than 10 percent of eligible customers at the Plainridge Park Casino signed up for PlayMyWay, a gambling addiction prevention pilot program on a trial run in Massachusetts casinos. Of the more than 12,000 patrons who enrolled in the program, less than 2,000 (about 16 percent) have un-enrolled. That means roughly

At Wynn Boston Harbor It’s The “Non-Casino Story That Is The Story”

After some unseasonable spring weather, construction efforts on the Wynn Boston Harbor Casino are into high gear. Now the sheer size and scope of the Everett, Massachusetts project are beginning to take shape. A recent report in the Boston Globe offers a tantalizing glimpse at the future resort casino, which is scheduled to open June

Connecticut Senate Approves New Casino, MGM Vows Vengeance

The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill last Wednesday that authorizes the state’s two gaming tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, to build a $300 million satellite casino in East Windsor. The bill previously passed the Senate in May. It will now be sent to Gov. Dan Malloy. Malloy hasn’t signaled if he will

CT Governor, Senate Pick Sides In East Windsor Casino Battle

The bill allowing for a third Connecticut casino in East Windsor is through the state Senate. Do not expect it to get through the House any time soon though. The bill is also dealing with a new opponent. In addition to a pending lawsuit from MGM Resorts, Connecticut could face legal action form the Schaghticoke

Casinos, Mayor Tell Massachusetts To Take It Easier On Convicts

Casino employees undergo an intense amount of scrutiny. Gaming commissions vet high-level casino executives. Casinos subject just about any gaming employee to drug tests and background checks too. In other words, the industry takes extreme measures to ensure safety and security when it comes to gambling. However, after a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Casino

Hope Quickly Fading For MA Online Gambling And Lottery This Year

When the year began, Massachusetts seemed to be one of the states most likely to advance online gambling or online lottery legislation. The year is not even halfway over, but the word from Boston is both causes are almost certainly not moving forward this year. Senate President tells online gaming better luck next year The

Battle Between Connecticut Tribes And MGM Gets Ugly With New Ad

The contentious battle between Connecticut tribes and MGM Resorts is heating up. Shortly after workers from the two tribal-owned Connecticut casinos met with lawmakers last week, the tribes unveiled a new video criticizing MGM as a business. Attack ad features MGM executives The 30-second ad takes clips of MGM executives speaking about MGM Springfield in

CT Casino Employees Converge On Hartford To Talk MGM Springfield Competition

While MGM Resorts continues construction on its $950 million casino resort in Springfield, MA, the company keeps fighting a legal battle in neighboring Connecticut. Tribal casinos in CT and MGM continue to spar about a proposed tribal casino in East Windsor, CT. On Wednesday, CT casino employees met with lawmakers in Hartford to voice growing

MGM Reveals New Details About Forthcoming Springfield Casino

Executives representing the forthcoming MGM Springfield Casino provided some specifics for the new nearly billion-dollar property at the latest City Council meeting on April 24. Thanks to a round of questions from local lawmakers, the casino company tipped its hand about details for the property. Topics discussed included restaurant selection, parking, and what will come