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Thursday, October 15, 2015

There are Too Many Casinos in Massachusetts!

After listening to casino mogul Neil Bluhm pressure the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to change its rules, you might have expected him to abandon his Brockton casino adventure when the commissioners refused.
But no. In the world of casino gambling, the promises and threats of big operators are subject to immediate and head-spinning change.
Instead of dropping the Brockton plan when the Commission rejected his plea to move ahead on his application without consideration of the rival casino bid from the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe in Taunton, Bluhm’s Mass Gaming & Entertainment quickly filed a final application for the casino license in Region C.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announces the acceptance of Mass Gaming & Entertainment’s final application in a two-phase application process toward the award of a resort-casino license in Region C (Southeastern Mass). The MGC has also now released public portions of the Phase 2 application. Le…

There are Too Many Casinos in

Currently, there are SEVEN casinos planned for Massachusetts in the cities of Boston, Springfield, Plainville, Taunton, Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard and East Boston!
Recently, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved a casino license for Wynn Resorts in the Boston area, a casino license for MGM Resorts International in Springfield and a slots facility license for Penn National in Plainville. In addition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe just received federal approval to build a casino in Taunton. Because the Wampanoags do not need state approval, this would be the third casino in Massachusetts.
Moreover, Mass Gaming & Entertainment has filed for a casino license in Brockton, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is seeking to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard and a statewide ballot initiative has been filed for a casino in East Boston.
Therefore, we need your help to prevent too many casinos in Massachusetts!

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