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Mohegan Sun

article Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
(11/13/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- On a recent Monday in Boston’s Chinatown, a group of about 14 people stood outside The Chicken and Rice Guys restaurant on Bedford Street,...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Excessive idling by Encore Boston Harbor shuttles sparks lawsuit threat
(11/13/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Every few minutes, another large, black bus putters to a curb at the Wellington MBTA station, where it joins a line of shuttles that await a steady...
article Encore Casino to Provide Water Service to Eastie
(11/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Although East Boston voters overwelmingly rejected building a resort-style casino in the neighborhood’s backyard at Suffolk Downs in 2013,...
article Lower Broadway Parking Lot Numbers Not As Lucrative as Expected, But Still Positive
(11/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Lower Broadway overflow casino parking lot was expected to be a revenue stream worth several million dollars a year for the City – which is...
article Encore Boston Harbor Pacing Below First-Year Revenue Forecast
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The $2.6B casino resort just north of Boston is coming in below revenue projections after its first full quarter of being open, but the CEO of its...
article Encore Casino's Revenue Tops $175 Million For First Full Quarter
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino generated $175.8 million in operating revenue during its first full quarter of business, according to...
article Encore Casino's Revenue Tops $175 Million For First Full Quarter
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino generated $175.8 million in operating revenue during its first full quarter of business, according to...
article The Encore Says It Lost $41.7 Million in Its First Full Quarter
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore is spending a whole lot of cash keeping things running at the state’s newest casino. In a conference call with its analysts this week...
article Encore Boston Harbor earned $175.8M in first full quarter of operation
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion Everett resort, hotel and casino, reported $175.8 million in operating revenues for the three months that ended...
article In earnings call, Wynn CEO says Encore ‘on the path to growth’
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of Encore Boston Harbor told investors Wednesday that they are on track to grow business at the casino, which so far has generated lower-...
article Wynn CEO: Encore spending levels will decline
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Wynn Resorts signaled on Wednesday that the company needs to rein in costs at the Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, with the...
article Wynn Resorts Delivers Gloomy Q3 Results With Macau Providing Expected Disappointment
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) was volatile in Wednesday’s after-hours session, moving between losses and gains, after the company reported...
article Giant murals brighten the view around Encore
(11/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The view from the Alford Street Bridge doesn’t exactly reveal glitz and glamour. The most prominent feature of the skyline is the massive Exelon...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article MGM Springfield pays out $1.8 million to surrounding communities
(11/12/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has paid $1,796,875 to fulfill surrounding community agreements with seven cities and towns near the casino. Several mayors and...
article MGM considering sale of Springfield casino’s real estate
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts is considering whether to sell its Springfield casino’s real estate, a move it says would help free up cash while allowing it to...
article MGM Springfield Possible Sale, Leaseback Called Unlikely Given Regulatory Hurdles
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- If MGM Resorts tries to sell its MGM Springfield casino — and then lease back the venue — the proposal would face certain scrutiny from...
article MGM CEO confident about 2020 financial prospects
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- While some media outlets have emphasized the fact that MGM Springfield has had a difficult time meeting revenue projections in its first year, the CEO...
article MGM Springfield property may be sold, leased back by casino giant
(11/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As part of an “asset-light” strategy, MGM Resorts International is contemplating selling off MGM Springfield and other properties, while...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings takeover reports unsurprising – but don’t expect too much too soon
(11/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In late October, Diamond Eagle Acquisition was said to be in advanced talks to purchase DraftKings. The acquisition firm, reportedly founded by...
article NBA deal with DraftKings shows shift in data value
(11/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The NBA has added DraftKings as an authorized sports betting operator, giving the company access to real-time official data and use of league and team...
article Diamond Eagle in talks to buy fantasy sports provider DraftKings: Bloomberg
(10/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp (DEAC.O), a special purpose acquisition company, is in advanced talks to buy fantasy sports provider DraftKings Inc,...
article Suitors said to be eyeing DraftKings
(10/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings, the sports gambling and entertainment company that has been one of Boston’s most successful consumer tech startups, has become a hot...
article DraftKings is said to be in talks to sell to Diamond Eagle
(10/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Blank-check company Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. is in advanced talks to buy Boston-based DraftKings Inc., the fantasy sports and gambling company...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Elects First Wampanoag Select Board Member In A Decade
(11/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee has elected its first Wampanoag selectboard member in over ten years. David Weeden, who also serves as the Mashpee Wampanoag’s historic...
article Tribe: Casino Not A Question Of ‘If’ Or ‘How’ But ‘When’
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in recent weeks has sought a status update on the litigation that has put a hold on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...
article Judge Misused 'Such' In Denying Tribe's Casino, 1st Circ. Told [sub req]
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe told the First Circuit in a brief filed Monday that a federal judge was wrong to say the U.S. Department of the...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Vows $1 Billion Massachusetts Casino Will Be Built
(11/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite an appalling series of setbacks, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of Massachusetts said this week it was confident its planned $1 billion casino...
article Statement from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - Region C Response
(11/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) agreed to have its executive director and legal team work up a comprehensive...
article Wampanoag Tribe Pledges to Continue Casino Fight
(11/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reiterated its intent on Monday to move forward with a casino resort project in Taunton. The tribe has been fighting in...
press release Mashpee Wampanoags Confirm Development is Real and Ready
(11/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) agreed to have its executive director and legal team work up a comprehensive...
article Will the casino ever become a reality? Here’s what the Taunton City Council candidates think
(11/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- With Tuesday’s election just around the corner, the Taunton Daily Gazette reached out to the 17 candidates vying for nine seats on the City...
article A Chance for New History: Mashpee Elects First Wampanoag Select Board Member in a Decade
(11/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee has elected its first Wampanoag selectboard member in over ten years. David Weeden, who also serves as the Mashpee Wampanoag’s historic...
article Wareham Racino Option Further Fuels Massachusetts Casino Debate
(10/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A proposed Wareham, Massachusetts racino has created new legislative controversy as officials continue to disagree over what type of gaming venue to...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Our Opinion: Too many casinos spoil the windfall
(11/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- When Claude Rains' Captain Renaud closes down Rick's in "Casablanca" he professes to be "shocked" that gambling has been...
article Plainridge Park Casino brought ‘significant economic benefits’ to Eastern Massachusetts, bolstered employment, UMass Amherst study says
(11/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A long-range study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says construction of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville brought...
article Study updates impacts of Plainridge Park Casino
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in...
article UMass Amherst study updates impacts of Plainridge Park Casino
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in...
article Proposed Region C casino license in Southeastern Mass. crippled by market over-saturation, political in-fighting
(11/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Eight years after it was created, Massachusetts’ third full-scale casino license for the southeastern region, remains unclaimed. The lead contender...
article Massachusetts casinos keep missing their revenue targets. What’s wrong?
(11/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- During the years of debate over whether to allow casinos in Massachusetts, proponents invariably returned to this point: The state was losing out on a...
article Portsmouth voters to have their say on Keno gaming
(11/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In addition to choosing a new City Council, when residents head to the polls Tuesday, they will also be voting on three ballot questions. The one...
article Sisterhood in the Brotherhood: Fighting Sex Discrimination in Construction
(10/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Stephanie Stephens grew up near Springfield, Massachusetts. She joined the Army at 17 and served for three years, including two combat deployments to...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Commentary: The Red Sox Are Coming to Town
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As the headlines keep coming about the state’s casinos not meeting their projections for gaming revenues, the announcement last week that the...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Author applauds Stonehill's decision to retire Native American mascot 14 years ago
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Fourteen years ago, Stonehill College changed its athletic team name from the Chieftains to the Skyhawks amid the growing national controversy...
article Tribe chairwoman: Dartmouth High School must re-examine ‘Indian’ name and image
(10/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The chairwoman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe says the Dartmouth School Committee made a mistake when it voted against the idea of conducting a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM lands naming rights for Fenway Park performing arts venue
(11/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has landed the naming rights for a performing arts center at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. In a Wednesday press...
article MGM Springfield Dealer Sues Casino Over Wage Dispute
(10/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- An MGM dealer says the casino has been paying him less than minimum wage and shorting overtime pay. Shawn Connors, of Uncasville, Connecticut, filed a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Will Mashpee, Aquinnah Casinos Become Reality? Politics, Legal Hurdles Remain [sub req]
(11/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A pair of bitterly contested tribal gaming proposals in Massachusetts are down but not out, with their ultimate fate hinging on the 2020 presidential...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article NBA adds DraftKings as official sports betting operator
(11/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The NBA has agreed to a multiyear deal making DraftKings an official sports betting operator. The Boston-based company joins a half-dozen others,...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article When Warren Came To Harvard Law, The School Was In The Throes Of Change
(10/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In the fall of 1992, only five women had tenure on the faculty at Harvard Law School. But the historic institution was in the throes of change. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Food for though: Public lecture highlights the science behind Native American cooking
(10/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Many Native American recipes, passed down by word of mouth for generations, are steeped in history. But these storied dishes also showcase science, as...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Art and the history of indigenous America
(11/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Five first-years gathered around a table in a well-lit study room at Harvard Art Museums on a recent afternoon to examine three oil portraits of...
article Palmer Public Library hosting program on Native American folk tales and legends
(11/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, local historian Patrick C. Duquette will discuss Native American folk tales and legends such as the...
article Study calls for addressing Asian American gambling addiction
(10/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A new study is recommending Massachusetts officials address gambling addiction in Asian American communities. Researchers with the University of...
article Historical marker commemorates the Askekesky Reservation
(10/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Nanticoke Indian tribal leaders, Delaware Public Archives officials and local legislators joined together Oct. 14 to bring a Delaware State Historical...
article Know What ‘Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ’ Means? Find Out at New Urbano Project Exhibition Opening Oct. 24
(10/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Urbano Project is presenting Artist-in-Residence Erin Genia’s first solo show in Boston, Okoŋwaŋžidaŋ, which means “oneness, being of one...
article Looking ahead, informed by where he's been
(10/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Joseph P. Gone, the new faculty director of the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), is a 1992 graduate of Harvard College who returned...
article Artisans Way to host Native American jewelry and craft show
(10/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Artisans Way, 18 Walden St., Concord, will host its fifth annual Native American Jewelry and Craft trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and noon-...
article VIDEO: Area legislators talk about helping the Plymouth region
(10/9/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- What do you get when you take a bunch of politicians from both parties and throw them in a room together? What do you get when you take a bunch of...
article The station that private capital built
(10/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In Somerville, corporate interests are practically tripping over each other to pay for improvements to transit connections. Encore Boston Harbor is...
article Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Launch Of Free Community Celebration
(10/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering its first free celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 14, presented in...
article Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession – here’s why
(9/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The world is on the brink of a recession, if all the breathless headlines are to be believed. So why are U.S. stocks near all-time highs?
article New Findings From UMass Amherst Research Into Gambling
(9/18/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Out-of-state casino gambling declined significantly after Massachusetts opened its first casino in the summer of 2015. That is one of the findings...
article UMass Amherst researchers release new findings in groundbreaking gambling study
(9/12/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- New findings released Sept. 12 from a groundbreaking gambling study by a University of Massachusetts Amherst research team show that out-of-state...
article BOOK: Amherst native writes novel highlighting Hurricane Camille, Monacan tribe
(9/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Fifty years ago Pam Webber was entering her freshman year at Amherst County High School when Hurricane Camille wreaked havoc on Central Virginia in...
article Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor Now Offered
(9/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In February 2016, a grassroots campaign driven by Tufts students to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day at the university paid off when...
article Powwow Celebrates Tribal Heritage, Traditions
(9/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Every year, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathers for its annual powwow — a festive two-day celebration of tribal heritage that...
article A State Wrestles With Its Imagery: A Sword Looming Over a Native American
(9/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- When former State Representative Byron Rushing first looked closely at the Massachusetts state seal, he could not believe his eyes. Created in the...
article State investigating racist graffiti found on Wampanoag Tribal Land in Freetown
(8/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- State officials are investigating racist graffiti found on Wampanoag Tribal Land located in the Freetown-Fall River State Forest, according to the...
article Watuppa Pond Reservation Vandalized
(8/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Local members of the Wampanoag Tribe are reporting that racist graffiti was found Thursday at the Watuppa Pond Reservation. Swastikas, the letters...
article Racist graffiti discovered at Watuppa Pond Reservation in Fall River
(8/29/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Local members of the Wampanoag Tribe are reporting that racist graffiti was found Thursday at the Watuppa Pond Reservation. Swastikas, the letters...

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