Casino gambling in Massachusetts

Globe reports on the implementation of casino gambling in the state.

Mohegan Sun says gambling panel tilted toward Wynn

Wynn’s senior vice president Robert DeSalvio (left) and general counsel Kim Sinatra at Wednesday’s signing.


The Connecticut gambling giant blasted the licensing process as defective and unfair.

Shown are the proposals for Wynn in Everett and Mohegan in Revere.

What happened at the casino hearings?

Follow along as officials decide who’s in line to build a casino near Boston.

Boston-area casino bidders agree to substantial changes

The two finalists for the Greater Boston resort casino license, Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts, agreed to a number of substantial changes to their applications, as requested by the state regulators who will be choosing the winner.

// After initial fanfare, skepticism on casinos grows

Since the expanded gambling law passed three years ago, public confidence has waned. What went wrong?

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Everett residents Christine Ragucci and Norma Parziale celebrated at Wynn’s Everett headquarters on Chelsea Street.

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State panel selects Wynn casino over plan for Revere

The state gambling commission has approved a proposal for a glittering resort casino in the city of Everett, a community just north of Boston.

Gambling panel’s decision spells end for Suffolk Downs races

REVERE — It was supposed to be one more heart-pounding Suffolk Downs comeback after nearly 80 years of them: An embattled racetrack charges from 10 lengths behind to win.

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// In casino battle, one big winner and a long list of losers

Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.

// Some see implications for Mass. in N.J. casino woes

Specialists see implications from casino closures in New Jersey for gambling in Mass.

The casino debate

Massachusetts casino board

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Following years of intense lobbying by the casino industry and several near misses in the Legislature, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill legalizing casinos in Massachusetts on Nov. 22, 2011. The law allows for one casino in each of three regions in the state, with one slots parlor that can be in any region. This year, the state’s highest court decided that a repeal measure can appear on the November ballot, jeopardizing the industry's future.

Region B - Western Mass.

An artist rendering of part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield.

State ready to give MGM casino license in Springfield

The plan scored consistently high marks in an exhaustive state review of the project, passing a final test before it can win the sole Western Massachusetts license.

An artist rendering shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield.

State signs agreement on Springfield casino plan

The gambling panel did not formally grant the license due to the company’s concerns about a citizen-led repeal effort.

Abandoned casino plans

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