Mohegan Sun http://wamc.org en Mohegan Sun Casino Proposal Approved In Revere http://wamc.org/post/mohegan-sun-casino-proposal-approved-revere <p>Voters in Revere have approved a billion-dollar resort casino proposal, moving forward Mohegan Sun's plan that will compete with Wynn Resorts for the sole eastern Massachusetts resort casino license.</p><p>Mitchell Etess, CEO of Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority, says he's hopeful of convincing state gambling regulators to award Mohegan Sun the license.</p><p>Etess says Mohegan Sun will win the license because its application is unconditional. He says they're "ready to go."</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:40:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84659 at http://wamc.org Mohegan Sun Casino Proposal Approved In Revere MA Communities Seek Deals On Nearby Casinos http://wamc.org/post/ma-communities-seek-deals-nearby-casinos <p>BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen Massachusetts communities near proposed resort casino sites have petitioned the state's gambling commission for "surrounding community" status.</p><p>Under state law, casino developers are required to negotiate agreements with municipalities designated as surrounding communities. Such agreements could include funds to help offset impacts a casino might have on traffic or public safety in a neighboring city or town.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:44:51 +0000 Jim Levulis 81851 at http://wamc.org MA Communities Seek Deals On Nearby Casinos MA Regulators Find Wynn Suitable For Gambling http://wamc.org/post/ma-regulators-find-wynn-suitable-gambling <p>BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators have cleared <a href="http://www.wynnresorts.com/" target="_blank">Wynn Resorts</a> to pursue a proposed $1.2 billion resort casino in Everett.</p><p>The <a href="http://massgaming.com/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Gaming Commission</a> on Friday issued a positive determination of suitability for the company run by Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn.</p><p>The panel's investigative arm had recommended the company be found suitable after a lengthy background check, including a review of Wynn's operations in the Chinese territory of Macau.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:28:21 +0000 Jim Levulis 80758 at http://wamc.org MA Regulators Find Wynn Suitable For Gambling Palmer Casino Supporters Urge Mohegan Sun To Pledge New Development http://wamc.org/post/palmer-casino-supporters-urge-mohegan-sun-pledge-new-development <p>Mohegan Sun, which worked for five years on a casino project in rural Palmer, Massachusetts only to see it come up 94 votes short on Election Day, has now shifted its focus to greater Boston.&nbsp; The move leaves Palmer casino supporters concerned about the future.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 80047 at http://wamc.org Palmer Casino Supporters Urge Mohegan Sun To Pledge New Development Massachusetts Gaming Commission Demands Revere Vote On Mohegan Sun Casino http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-gaming-commission-demands-revere-vote-mohegan-sun-casino <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has authorized Mohegan Sun to apply for a license to build a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in eastern Massachusetts.&nbsp; However, a new voter referendum on the project will have to take place.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Seeking to avoid a scenario that would have left just one applicant for the lone casino license available in eastern Massachusetts, the five-member gaming commission voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a requirement that a casino applicant secure the approval of local voters before filing a final license application.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79554 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Gaming Commission Demands Revere Vote On Mohegan Sun Casino Gaming Panel Puts Off Key Decision On Suffolk Downs Casino http://wamc.org/post/gaming-panel-puts-key-decision-suffolk-downs-casino <p>With a deadline looming at the end of the month for final applications for resort casino licenses in Massachusetts, the state’s gaming industry regulators have delayed a key decision on the fate of one project.&nbsp;&nbsp; The decision will determine how many competitors will vie for the lone casino license available in the greater Boston area.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:24:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79063 at http://wamc.org Gaming Panel Puts Off Key Decision On Suffolk Downs Casino Divided Town Awaits Casino Vote Recount http://wamc.org/post/divided-town-awaits-casino-vote-recount <p>The town clerk in Palmer, Massachusetts is expected to announce this week the date for a recount of the votes cast in the November 5<sup>th</sup> referendum on Mohegan Sun’s $1 billion casino proposal.&nbsp; The Connecticut-based casino operator late last week filed the necessary paperwork to obtain a recount of the referendum it lost by fewer than 100 votes.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77611 at http://wamc.org Divided Town Awaits Casino Vote Recount Expert Sees Disarray In Massachusetts Casino Landscape http://wamc.org/post/expert-sees-disarray-massachusetts-casino-landscape <p>The effort to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts is “on the verge of being a mess,” according to a gaming policy expert.&nbsp; Voters in Palmer and East Boston rejected casino projects on Election Day.&nbsp; There is the possibility some casino developers won’t pass a strict background check.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Clyde Barrow, a professor of public policy at UMass Dartmouth, who specializes in the gaming industry.&nbsp;&nbsp; He asked Barrow to assess the current state of casino development in Massachusetts</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77289 at http://wamc.org Expert Sees Disarray In Massachusetts Casino Landscape Mohegan Sun Will Seek Recount After Narrow Defeat Of Palmer Casino Referendum http://wamc.org/post/mohegan-sun-will-seek-recount-after-narrow-defeat-palmer-casino-referendum <p>Mohegan Sun plans to ask for a recount of Tuesday’s referendum in Palmer where voters by a narrow margin rejected the company’s plans for a $1 billion resort casino.&nbsp; If the results stand, it will leave MGM in Springfield as the only company left to apply for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77179 at http://wamc.org Mohegan Sun Will Seek Recount After Narrow Defeat Of Palmer Casino Referendum Casino Supporters, Opponents Prepare For Battle In Palmer http://wamc.org/post/casino-supporters-opponents-prepare-battle-palmer <p>The focus of the casino competition in western Massachusetts is now squarely on Palmer. People on both sides of the casino issue in the rural town are gearing up for a referendum with an eye toward what happened with Hard Rock’s casino project last week in West Springfield.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73781 at http://wamc.org Casino Supporters, Opponents Prepare For Battle In Palmer