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New England News
4:59 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Connecticut Casino Expansion Bill Passes First Panel


A bill that would allow two Native American tribes to jointly open and operate up to three gaming facilities in Connecticut has made it past its first legislative panel. The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee approved the legislation Thursday.

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6:10 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Feeling Pressure From MA And NY, CT Casino Leaders Urge Support For New Sites


In what’s being framed as a state versus state battle over gambling, Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow two Native American tribes to open more casinos. Industry leaders are warning of thousands of lost jobs if nothing is done to combat future casinos in Massachusetts and New York.

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New England News
4:18 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Mohegan Sun Exec: 3rd Connecticut Casino Possible

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The chief executive of the tribal authority that runs Mohegan Sun says it could seek a deal with rival Foxwoods Resort Casino to build a third casino in Connecticut near the Massachusetts line to compete with casinos opening in the Bay State.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Gaming Panel Awards Greater Boston Casino License To Wynn

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Gambling regulators in Massachusetts have voted to award the state’s most lucrative casino license to Wynn Resorts.  It is the third casino license issued in Massachusetts, where voters in less than two months will decide if Las Vegas-style gambling will remain legal.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn’s plan to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the site of a former chemical company plant in the city of Everett.

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New England News
12:27 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Gambling Regulators Nearing Decision On Greater Boston Casino

Gambling industry regulators in Massachusetts resume deliberations today on awarding the state's most lucrative casino license.

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6:54 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Sports Report: PGA Championship Starts Today

The Mohegan Sun casino and its parent company have announced their purchase of a professional lacrosse team that will begin playing in eastern Connecticut in December.

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New England News
1:20 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Mohegan Sun Ends Lease In Palmer Where Casino Plans Failed

An artist's rendering of the casino Mohegan Sun proposed to build on a hillside in Palmer. Voters rejected the project on Nov. 5,2013
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Six years after Mohegan Sun planted its flag in Palmer with the idea of building a western Massachusetts resort casino, the Connecticut-based company is leaving the rural town and giving up control of a 152-acre site.

Mohegan Sun is terminating a 99-year lease on the former casino site -– a wooded hillside just off the MassPike — and giving up pursuit of a non-casino development there.  Town officials and the landowner, Northeast Reality, were notified Monday.

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New England News
8:40 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Mohegan Sun Casino Proposal Approved In Revere

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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.

Mitchell Etess, CEO of Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority, says he's hopeful of convincing state gambling regulators to award Mohegan Sun the license.

Etess says Mohegan Sun will win the license because its application is unconditional. He says they're "ready to go."

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New England News
5:44 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

MA Communities Seek Deals On Nearby Casinos

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BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen Massachusetts communities near proposed resort casino sites have petitioned the state's gambling commission for "surrounding community" status.

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.

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New England News
4:28 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

MA Regulators Find Wynn Suitable For Gambling

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BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators have cleared Wynn Resorts to pursue a proposed $1.2 billion resort casino in Everett.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday issued a positive determination of suitability for the company run by Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn.

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.

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