Gambling interests hoping to win gaming licenses in Massachusetts are starting to rein in their lobbying efforts on Beacon Hill and focus instead on persuading cities and towns to host their casinos.
Voters in Springfield have approved a casino agreement between city officials and MGM Resorts International.
The Curse Of Casinos?
In a landslide Saturday, Everett voters approved an agreement between the city and Wynn Resorts to build a $1.2 billion resort hotel along the Mystic River, the company reported in a prepared statement.
Voters in Everett will be deciding whether to give the green light to Steve Wynn’s plan to build a $1.2 billion casino in the city.
It is a major defeat for New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan who pushed for a casino since her campaign.
Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino faces daunting hurdles as it joins a crowded race for the lucrative destination resort business in Massachusetts.
The compact calls for the tribe to pay 17 percent of gaming proceeds to the state if its proposed Taunton casino is the only gambling facility in southeastern Massachusetts.
Massachusetts risks losing hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling revenue if the state’s gambling commission votes to open up the southeastern region to commercial casino developers, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe warns.
Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn has unveiled an artist’s rendering of a $1.2 billion proposed resort casino in Everett.