MGM Springfield goes before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to present design changes to its casino plan today. The most visible change is the elimination of a 25-story hotel tower.
Gambling supporters say a new casino in Springfield will spur economic development. Opponents say the economic promises have been oversold, and the social harms are too high. Question 3 on Tuesday’s ballot proposes to repeal the Massachusetts casino law.
MGM Resorts, Penn National and Wynn Resorts don’t want to be shut down before they even have a chance to open their doors in Massachusetts.
If passed, Question 3 would repeal the state’s 2011 gambling law.
Candidates for Massachusetts’ Treasurer are debating the impact casinos could have on the state’s profitable lottery, which largely funds local aid to cities and towns.
With five weeks remaining until election day, polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running neck-and-neck.
Wynn Resorts says – for now – the company is staying out of the fight over whether to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law. Wynn has been awarded the sole casino license for greater Boston.
Wynn Resorts wanted to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to Everett. It proposed a five-star resort on the site of a former chemical plant on the banks of the Mystic River.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling for repeal of the state’s casino law.
Governor Deval Patrick is standing by Massachusetts’ casino law. The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week voters will have a say in whether to […]
The much-awaited Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision concerning casinos came down Tuesday morning. The court ruled unanimously to allow a question on the November ballot, asking voters if they want to repeal the state’s casino law.
Casino opponents gathered outside the John Adams Courthouse Monday morning, calling on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to allow a proposed repeal of the state’s expanded gambling law to appear on the November ballot.
Justices will decide whether a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law can appear on the November ballot.
Maura Healey’s statement puts her at odds with her former boss, Attorney General Martha Coakley.
A Boston Business Journal reporter joined us to discuss the story.