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Wynn Resorts and Boston Exchange Nastygrams Over Sullivan Square

The war of words between Boston City Hall and Wynn Resorts over the planned $1.7 billion casino in Everett is escalating as the two sides […]

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Mass. Gaming Commissioners Circle Wagons Around Their Chairman

Steve Crosby’s fellow gaming commissioners are circling the wagons around him. At the start of Thursday’s public meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, two of […]

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Facing State Ethics Probe

Add an ethics investigation to the growing list of headaches attached to the eastern Massachusetts casino licensing process. The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission […]

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Gaming Commission Blocks Boston’s Request to Stall Casino License Process

The board responsible for awarding gambling licenses in Massachusetts denied Mayor Marty Walsh’s request to stall the process in the Greater Boston area until November, […]

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Supreme Court: Casino Repeal Question Can Go on Ballot

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a group rallying against developers building gambling facilities in Massachusetts can place a question on the 2014 ballot that would repeal the state’s […]

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The Bids for a Boston-Area Casino Are Officially Official

At long last, the field for the Great Boston casino-off is set. On Tuesday, residents of Revere voted to decide the fate of Mohegan Sun’s […]

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Prepare for Another Casino Vote, This Time Only in Revere

Get ready for another casino referendum on Suffolk Downs, this one in Revere. When East Boston voters rejected a proposed casino project at Suffolk Downs […]

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Suffolk Downs Revere Casino Craziness, Explained

So, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent the last couple weeks wondering one thing: what in the name of George Washington’s white horse […]

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What the Suffolk Downs Crash-and-Burn Means for Boston

Imagine that you spent six years baking a cake—obsessing over the recipe, delicately frosting it, ornately designing each curlicue of icing—only to have someone pick […]

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Mr. Wynn Comes to Everett

It was long assumed Suffolk Downs had the inside track on the single casino license Massachusetts will issue in the Boston area. But that was before Vegas mogul Steve Wynn’s whirlwind courtship with the city of Everett. Now the race between Wynn and Suffolk Downs is entering the home stretch…even if Wynn doesn’t think there’s any competition.

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Why Suffolk Downs Dropped Caesars Entertainment From Its Casino Bid

Suffolk Downs shook up the Massachusetts casino race on Friday night, announcing that, as a result of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission background investigation into its […]

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The Casino Chaos Comes To Town, Part One Million

Here we go again: the Herald has the story this morning of tensions boiling over at a pro-casino rally in Revere over the weekend. The paper reports that anti-casino […]

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City Council Will Leave the Casino Vote to East Boston

With a 12-1 vote, Boston’s City Council decided to keep the vote on a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs to just East Boston residents, rather […]

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Mayor Menino Doesn’t Care Whether You Vote On the Eastie Casino

Tuesday’s press conference announcing a deal between the City of Boston and Suffolk Downs to potentially bring a casino to Eastie was a mostly straightforward […]

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Bill Walczak Issues Warning To Gaming Commissioner

Bill Walczak has carved out an anti-casino niche for himself in the Boston mayoral race. He is now about to up the ante (so to […]