Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Friday called the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision to strip Boston of its surrounding community status for the planned Everett casino “petty,” saying the commission makes up the rules as it goes.
Wynn Resorts’s proposed deal is much smaller than Mohegan Sun’s.
Mayor Walsh says he’s reached a financial compensation agreement with Mohegan Sun as the casino proposes a $1.3 billion casino at Suffolk Downs.
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has announced the order of questions on the November ballot.
State gambling regulators have turned down Boston’s request to halt the eastern region casino license process until after the November election, when voters will decide whether to repeal the state’s casino law.
Marty Walsh on Thursday said he does not want to spend tax money on casino issues since the law could be repealed.
Massachusetts’ highest court says voters will be allowed to decide whether to keep the state’s casino gambling law.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a measure calling to repeal the 2011 law can appear on the November ballot.
The state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that voters can decide the fate of the casino gambling law, throwing the future of casinos in Massachusetts into question.
Casino opponents say they have more than double the required signatures to hold a referendum to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law placed on the November ballot.
State gambling officials have voted unanimously to award the state’s first casino license to MGM Springfield, pending acceptance by the Las Vegas-based casino giant of a number of proposed terms and conditions.