An anti-casino group is calling for the suspension of all casino referendum votes in Massachusetts, including next week’s scheduled vote in Springfield.
A regulation that could allow some potential casino host communities in Massachusetts to approve proposed casinos ahead of the state’s gaming commission’s schedule was released for public comment T
Four companies vying for a single casino license in western Massachusetts are negotiating agreements with host communities in time for voter referendums later this year.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno was on Beacon Hill Tuesday testifying in favor of a bill in the Massachusetts Senate that would allow municipalities to raise property taxes on future casino develop
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission made new commitments this week to communities adjacent to potential casino sites.
Springfield City Council members met publicly with the city’s hired casino consultants Tuesday night to discuss two casino proposals in the city.
Penn National Gaming and MGM Resorts, two casino companies vying for a casino license in Springfield, met the city’s second phase application deadline Thursday.
There may be a new entry from Canada in the sweepstakes for a gambling license in Massachusetts.
Another casino developer has jumped into the fray to obtain the sole gambling license for Western Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing a bill that would require casino backers and opponents to disclose ballot campaign spending to the state.
A town hall style meeting took place in Springfield Tuesday night where residents learned about a proposed casino and hotel in the city. Top officials from a Las Vegas-based company presented their plans for the former Westinghouse manufacturing site. It's one of four casino companies vying for an opportunity to develop in Western Massachusetts.
Just weeks after Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law that will allow up to three casinos into the state, state leaders are beginning the process of forming a gaming commission to oversee the emerging industry.
There's been much speculation in Massachusetts in the past year about the potential benefits and drawbacks of casinos. Shortly after governor Deval Patrick signed the new casino law (view / download .pdf) this week, New England Public Radio's Anne Mostue spoke to the state treasurer about how gambling facilities might affect the state's lottery system,
The rushed vote by Massachusetts lawmakers approving a final casino bill Tuesday comes after a six-member conference committee merged separate House and Senate versions of the measure. The conference committee had to iron out several differences between the two versions of the bill. Those include the system by which municipalities can decide whether they want to host a casino.
After months of lobbying, speculation and debate, the Massachusetts Senate voted last week to approve a bill that authorizes a casino in Western Massachusetts and two others in different parts of the state. Now a joint legislative committee will have to draft a final bill to send to the governor, but towns are already competing and evaluating the possibilities for a resort-style casino.