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Wynn’s $1.6B Resort Wins Boston Casino License

September 16th, 2014
Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday afternoon to award...

Anti-Casino Group Launches Campaign to Support Ballot Question

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July 16th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Anti-casino activists gathered in Springfield on Wednesday to launch their political campaign in support of a November ballot question repealing a 2011 law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in...

Committee Forms to Oppose Casino Ballot Questions

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July 9th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A new political committee has formed to oppose a ballot question that would repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law. The Committee to Preserve Jobs Associated with Casino Gaming Law filed papers Wednesday with the state Office of...

Panel: No Delay in Casino License Award Process

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July 2nd, 2014
By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- 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...

Boston’s Request to Halt Casino Project to be Heard

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June 27th, 2014
 BOSTON (AP) -- State gambling regulators will hold a public hearing on Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's request to suspend the eastern region casino license process until after  the November election. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced...

SJC Clears the Way for November Referendum on Casinos

June 25th, 2014
BOSTON — On June 24, the state Supreme Judicial Court cleared the way for a repeal of the state casino law in November’s election. In a unanimous vote, the SJC ruled that Attorney General Martha Coakley was wrong to reject the...

Both Sides Weigh in on Casino Court Decision

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June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A question asking you to repeal the state’s casino law will be on the November election ballot. The State Supreme Judicial Court made that ruling Tuesday. So what does that mean for MGM Springfield? It means voters...

Local Casino Job Training Courses Slowed with SJC Decision

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June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local colleges have been in talks with MGM about workforce training. One of them is Springfield Technical Community College. This summer, STCC launched culinary and hospitality programs to prepare students who...

Springfield’s South End Concerned Over Casino Repeal Question

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June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Many in Springfield, especially those in the South End, have thrown their support behind the casino. Tonight, they are reacting to news of uncertainty in the project. MGM has fought hard to win over the...

Mass. Court: Casino Repeal Issue Going to Voters

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June 24th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Massachusetts' highest court says voters can decide the fate of the state's casino gambling law. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a question calling for repeal of the 2011 law can be on the November...

Opponents to Continue Push for Casino Repeal

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June 24th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Casino opponents say that their work continues to halt casinos in Massachusetts. Tuesday morning, the state's highest court ruled that a question asking voters if they want to repeal casinos can appear on the November...

Anti-Casino Group Gathers Repeal Effort Signatures

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June 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- 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. The advocacy group Repeal the Casino Deal said in a statement...

Both Sides on Casino Issue Look to State Supreme Court Ruling

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June 13th, 2014
(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)--While the Massachusetts Gaming Commission names MGM Springfield the winner of the Western Massachusetts casino license, the license can't be officially awarded until a later date. That's because the state supreme...

Gaming Commission Grants MGM License to Operate Casino

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June 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Another milestone day for Springfield in MGM's effort to bring a casino to the city. The Mass. Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to name MGM Springfield the winner of the western Massachusetts casino...

MGM Springfield to be Awarded State’s First Casino

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June 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- 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...