The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday set the end of February 2014 as the outside date for awarding the first casino license in the state. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
The state’s gaming industry regulators discussed a master schedule which commission chairman Stephen Crosby described as prudent.
The background checks on the casino license applicants is the most time consuming part of the schedule, pegged to take a minimum of six months. The draft master schedule calls for the investigations to begin in January.
Officials in Springfield Massachusetts have agreed to changes in a casino selection competition to address concerns about the timetable that were raised last week by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. It will likely push back until next summer a voter referendum on a casino in Springfield.. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission clashed with Springfield city officials Tuesday over the city’s proposed casino selection competition. The state and local timetables that would lead to the launch of a resort casino development in western Massachusetts remain at odds. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
A top official with a Nevada based gaming company says a proposed casino in Springfield Massachusetts would be the largest gambling facility it currently operates. But officials with Ameristar offered only a broad description of its plans for a Springfield casino during a presentation to a city council ad-hoc casino committee. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The five member Massachusetts Gaming Commission held a forum Wednesday in western Massachusetts. It’s the area of the state where competition for a lucrative casino license appears to be most keen.. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The chairman of the powerful gaming commission, Stephen Crosby said the apparent level of interest in western Massachusetts by major casino operators is proof the state’s new casino law is working as intended.
With less than 48 hours until the first race of the 2012 season at Saratoga Race Course – today we’re talking gambling.
While the Saratoga season is just beginning, already reports indicate Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to unveil the members of the New York Racing Association’s new board, whose installation was precipitated earlier this year after the naming of new president Ellen McClain without input from state officials, following the firing of former president and CEO Charles Hayward, an alleged party to a scandal that cost the betting public over $8 million.
The five member Massachusetts Gaming Commission held its first public meeting Tuesday as it set about to bring casino gambling to the state. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Declaring the decades long debate over whether to bring casinos to Massachusetts is over, Stephen Crosby, the chairman of the powerful gaming commission, said he and the other four appointees were ready to get to work to implement the public policy in the best way they can. He pledged that much of that work would take place in full public view.
The five member Massachusetts Gaming Commission is now in place. The commissioners will draft regulations to establish a new casino gambling industry in Massachusetts and award the much coveted licenses for resort casinos. One member of the new commission is from western Massachusetts. Bruce Stebbins is a Springfield resident, a former member of the city council, and a small business development specialist. He spoke recently with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.