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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 […]

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Menino to Suffolk Downs: Stop Horsing Around

It looks like negotiations between the Menino Administration and Suffolk Downs may be getting a little testy. The two sides are trying to hammer out […]

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Scott Brown’s Pal Deemed Too Sleazy For Slots By State Commission

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided yesterday that Plainridge Racecourse’s recently-booted president Gary Piontkowski was so insanely sleazy and corrupt that the track had to be […]

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There Goes Another Million In Casino Lobbying

In the first six months of 2013, gaming interests spent a little over $1 million on lobbying in Massachusetts, led by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe […]

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Is Mayor Menino Trying to Annex Everett?

If you’re like me, then you expect all local casino politics to be highly principled. All bidders for the state’s coveted gaming licenses will behave […]

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Lasell College Wants to Teach Students How to Run a Casino

It could be awhile before casinos are actually operating in Massachusetts, but just in case, Lasell College wants to get students ready for the emerging […]

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Putting a Casino in Southeastern Massachusetts Turns Out To Be a Huge Disaster

I’ve been trying to think of a good metaphor for how big a disaster the state’s attempt to put a casino in southeastern Massachusetts has […]

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Wampanoag Chairman Cedric Cromwell Gets a Big Win

Illustration by Justin Metz for “The Big Gamble“ After a couple weeks delay thanks to the biggest snowstorm EVAH, the Mashpee Wampanoags had their tribal […]

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Why Can't Mayors Make Up Their Minds on Casinos?

Things got a bit more interesting this week in the world of casino-ery in Massachusetts, thanks to a couple of mayors who can’t seem to […]

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Mashpee Chairman Responds: Nothing To See Here

Last week, I wrote about what a mess the state has made of its attempt to put a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The idea was […]

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Southeastern Massachusetts Is a Complete Mess

Illustration by Justin Metz for “The Big Gamble“ Massachusetts sure has made a hash of the casino situation down in its southeastern region. The state […]

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Boston Casino-Mania-Palooza is Back On

Steve Wynn illustration by John Ueland for Clash of the Casino Titans He’s baaa-aaaack. What, you thought Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn could quit […]

Arts & Entertainment

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Photo via Thinkstock High Rolling Celebrity Vegas Night at Fenway Park The Jett Foundation is upping the ante at its third annual Celebrity Vegas Night […]

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No Public Participation, No Problem!

Well, well, well: some “exciting” news as the Globe recently reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will award a license for the state’s first casino […]

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Menino Opposes Phased-In Casino at Suffolk Downs

“I will not support a phased-in casino. The product that is right for us in Boston is a full ­resort destination that provides complete economic […]