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Encore executives share plans to attract 8 million visitors a year to casino

With a little over two weeks to go before Encore Boston Harbor’s scheduled June 23 grand opening, company executives outlined its plans with state gambling regulators on how Wynn Resorts plans to attract millions of visitors to the Everett casino each year.

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7/22/2019

article Somerville Keeping Tabs On Encore Casino's Impact On City
(Massachusetts) -- When Encore Boston Harbor opened its doors to an estimated 50,000 visitors for its first day of business in Everett on June 23, it did so amid some...

7/18/2019

article Encore Casino’s Blackjack Payouts Are Legal
(Massachusetts) -- A lawsuit filed earlier this week alleged that the Encore casino’s blackjack payout system violates Massachusetts Gaming Commission law—but at a...
article Encore prez: Lawsuit alleging casino cheated gamblers ‘false and unfounded’
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators have reviewed a lawsuit that claims Encore Boston Harbor casino isn’t following state rules on blackjack payouts and “...
article Encore Boston Harbor casino 'in compliance,' preliminary investigation finds
(Massachusetts) -- A preliminary investigation by Massachusetts gambling regulators found that the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino had not violated gaming regulations...
article Mass. Gaming Commission to discuss lawsuit filed against Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday will discuss a recently filed lawsuit accusing the Encore Boston Harbor casino of cheating gamblers...
article Massachusetts gaming regulators: Encore Boston Harbor not cheating gamblers out of winnings
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators say their preliminary investigation shows Encore Boston Harbor isn’t cheating gamblers out of their winnings as a...

7/17/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor General Contractor, Subcontractor Exchange Allegations over Disputed Bills
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives from Suffolk Construction — the general contractor for the recently-opened Encore Boston Harbor — and subcontractor...
article Encore Boston Harbor nets more than USD 16 M in total revenue in first week
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn's Everett casino generated about USD 4.2 million in tax revenue for the state, with gamblers wagering more than USD 93.5 million on the slot...
article Gaming Commission to address class-action lawsuit against Encore
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday will address allegations of shaved payouts made in a class-action lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor...

7/16/2019

article Lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor claims casino is illegally withholding winnings from blackjack, slot machine players
(Massachusetts) -- A class action lawsuit filed Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court claims that Encore Boston Harbor withheld money to patrons who reported...
article New casino generates $4.2M in tax revenue
(Massachusetts) -- In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino...
article Cheating Accusations Cool Encore Boston Harbor's Hot Start
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor raked in $16.8 million in its first week of business, nearly catching MGM Springfield's monthly haul, but a lawsuit filed...
article The Encore Boston Harbor Casino Is Getting Sued Less Than a Month after Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Everett’s new Encore casino may have made millions in its opening week, but a lawsuit filed Monday alleges that some of those funds were...

7/15/2019

article Lawsuit: Encore Boston cheating blackjack players, withholding slot winnings
(Massachusetts) -- A class-action complaint filed Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court claims the newly-opened Encore Boston Harbor in Everett is cheating blackjack...
article Despite Sunday morning launch, Encore Boston Harbor made $16 million in its first week
(Massachusetts) -- Despite an unorthodox Sunday morning opening, Encore Boston Harbor generated more than $16 million in gross gambling revenue during its first week in...
article Encore Boston Harbor took in $16.9 million in gaming revenue during opening week
(Massachusetts) -- Call it the Tale of Two Cities. Or maybe the Tale of Two Casinos. The Encore Boston Harbor complex in Everett raked in $16.8 million in gambling...
article Everett casino nets $2M a day in first week
(Massachusetts) -- In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino...
article New casino generates more than $4M in taxes in 1st week
(Massachusetts) -- The new Encore Boston Harbor casino raked in nearly $16.8 million in gambling revenue and paid $4.2 million in state taxes in its first week of...
article Lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor claims casino is illegally withholding winnings from blackjack, slot machine players
(Massachusetts) -- A class action lawsuit filed Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court claims that Encore Boston Harbor withheld money to patrons who reported...
article Lawsuit Claims Encore Boston Harbor Is Cheating Players Of Winnings
(Massachusetts) -- A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino’s...
article Casino builder questions Coghlin Electrical’s claims for payment
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Construction is pushing back against Coghlin Electrical Contractors Inc.’s claims that it is owed $30 million for work at the Encore...

7/12/2019

article A low-roller’s guide to Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor has aspirations of attracting some of the highest rollers from across the world. But for novice gamblers who aren’t...
article Here are the most expensive dishes you can order at Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- It’s not hard to spend money at Encore Boston Harbor; the Everett casino is, after all, a casino. However, Encore’s dining establishments...

7/11/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor’s Waterfront avoided Bud, Miller to provide a craft beer experience exclusive to New England
(Massachusetts) -- Scanning through the beer list at Waterfront in Encore Boston Harbor requires a few page turns. There are about 50 beers available, most of them on...
article Vegas Has Come To Massachusetts: Encore Casino Opens In Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Boston has it all these days. We have trendy eateries, stylish high rises and now even a casino. Well, it’s actually across the harbor in...
article Wynn offers investors a glimpse of Everett’s development potential
(Massachusetts) -- We know what the new Encore Boston Harbor casino looks like, in all its glory: an oasis of Vegas glitz in an otherwise low-key stretch of Everett, on...
article Wynn Resorts Enlists Larry Bird To Promote Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- A new ad campaign for Encore Boston Harbor featuring one of Boston’s most legendary sports figures has arrived just as room rate analysis shows...

7/9/2019

article Suffolk Construction questions subcontractor’s charge of not being paid
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Construction said Tuesday an electrical subcontractor on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino has failed to properly document work...

7/8/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor Is Off to a Strong Start
(Massachusetts) -- $2.6 billion is a lot to spend on a resort and casino that will be all by itself in an unproven gaming market on the East Coast. But that's...
article Ready for an Encore, Boston? New Casino Resort Opens on the Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- It’s the subject of the popular tune, “Over the River and Through the Wood,” a narrative driver in the novel “Mystic River...

7/7/2019

article The big take on the new casino
(Massachusetts) -- The biggest and most expensive celebrity at Encore Boston Harbor casino resort is a 7-foot statue of Popeye, a chrome sculpture by American artist...

7/6/2019

article At new casino, luck be a lady — and a man, black, white, Latino, Asian, old, and young
(Massachusetts) -- After rolling a 9 at the craps table on Sunday, a young Chinese man whooped and joyfully grabbed an older Chinese man by the shoulders. Nearby, two...

7/5/2019

article Emergency crews called to Encore Boston for unknown odor, nothing found
(Massachusetts) -- Firefighters responded to the new Encore Boston casino in Everett for a report of an unknown odor in the building, the casino has confirmed. Emergency...

7/3/2019

article 2 men arrested on gun charges while headed to Encore casino ‘to win some money’
(Massachusetts) -- Two Somerville men were arrested on gun charges in Charlestown as they drove to the new Encore Boston Harbor casino late Tuesday night, about the same...

7/1/2019

article Change order process leaves Boston Encore casino subs short more than $34M
(Massachusetts) -- On projects large and small, the details of how change orders will be handled are set out in the contract. While six to eight months is an unusually...
article Wynn Resorts and The&Partnership ‘sprint’ to create a campaign for the Encore Boston resort
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts are the epitome of Las Vegas glamour, so when the casino and resort company decided to open up a property on Boston Harbor, it had to...

6/30/2019

article Engraved Hennessy bottles to flying with the New England Patriots, how Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and other casinos are attracting high-rollers
(Massachusetts) -- There has never been a better time for gaming in New England. The recent launch of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, and the opening of MGM Springfield...
article Here’s all you can eat at the Encore Boston Harbor buffet
(Massachusetts) -- Even in a casino with tens of thousands of slots and games and 14 other dining options, Sidney Semedo doesn’t see his buffet as an “...
article The casino experience: An extravaganza, with options to win
(Massachusetts) -- For New Hampshire tourists and denizens of Greater Boston, it’s time to enjoy real splendor in Beantown’s backyard. Encore Boston Harbor...

6/29/2019

article Councilors Talk Traffic, Parking in Wake of Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- At Monday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Councilors presented a number of new items that would strengthen the City’s...
article Encore Boston Harbor opening: A New Hampshire newbie hits the casino
(Massachusetts) -- I‘m not the ideal candidate for casino gambling. I avoid roller coasters because I can’t control what happens. I only buy lottery tickets...
article Mayor Carlo DeMaria Deserves the Credit for the Resort/Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Seven years ago on a cold November afternoon, Steve Wynn came to Everett at the invitation of Mayor Carlo DeMaria to look at a possible site for a...

6/28/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor sub-contractors claiming to be owed money
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts and a row is reportedly brewing between Wynn Resorts Limited and sub-contractors who claim to be owed tens of millions of dollars...
article Fifty shades of beige: Welcome to the Encore Boston Harbor hotel
(Massachusetts) -- I often tell people that I don’t go to Las Vegas for the gambling — I go for the people watching. Plant yourself on a bench at the...

6/27/2019

article 'It’s choking my company’: Encore Boston Harbor subcontractor Coghlin Electrical Contractors claims it’s owed $30 million for unpaid work
(Massachusetts) -- The owner of Worcester-based Coghlin Electrical Contractors, which worked on the Encore Boston Harbor project, claims it is owed $30 million in last-...
article Encore gets seal of gaming commission approval
(Massachusetts) -- Four days after its grand opening, Greater Boston’s first casino won a conditional operating certificate on Thursday morning. The Massachusetts...
article Gaming Commission approves Encore Boston Harbor final certificate of operations
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators approved Encore Boston Harbor’s final certificate of operations Thursday. The five-member board of the Massachusetts...
article ‘So far so good’ as Everett casino gets final certificate for operation
(Massachusetts) -- Four days after a grand opening that met the expectations of the casino operator and state gaming regulators, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on...
article 'It’s choking my company’: Encore Boston Harbor subcontractor Coghlin Electrical Contractors claims it’s owed $30 million for unpaid work
(Massachusetts) -- The owner of Worcester-based Coghlin Electrical Contractors, which worked on the Encore Boston Harbor project, claims it is owed $30 million in last-...

6/26/2019

article Mayor Of Everett On The New Encore Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett is finally open, and people are still concerned about how the new casino will affect traffic in and around...
article Subcontractors claim Wynn not paying bills for extra work at Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators are monitoring a dispute between Encore Boston Harbor and the project’s subcontractors who claim they have not been...

6/25/2019

article Encore Casino Traffic Concerns Linger After Successful First Days
(Massachusetts) -- Everett Police remained in front of Encore Boston Harbor Monday to make sure everything ran as smoothly on day two as it did on opening day. Several...
article Our food critic ate her way through the Encore Boston casino so you don’t have to
(Massachusetts) -- It is the most beautiful day of the still-young summer, and I am standing in line with hundreds of other souls hoping to escape the sunshine and fresh...
article VIDEO: Encore says it has 'thrown everything' at traffic concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Casino and city officials are urging the use of premium water taxis, public transit and shuttles from the Orange Line.

6/24/2019

article We were at the Encore for its first 24 hours. Here are the most interesting things we saw
(Massachusetts) -- After about seven years of intrigue and controversy, the Encore Boston Harbor in Everett finally opened with fireworks, fanfare, and Frank (Sinatra)...
article $2.6B Encore Boston Harbor Opens in Massachusetts, First Domestic Wynn Resorts Casino Not in Las Vegas
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ Encore Boston Harbor is officially open for business after a more than seven-year tumultuous process of bringing the casino to...
article 4 arrested at casino in first 24 hours of operation
(Massachusetts) -- Four people were arrested in three incidents at Encore Boston Harbor during the casino’s first 24 hours, which the city’s police chief...
article Thousands turn out for Everett casino opening
(Massachusetts) -- Two hours after Encore Boston Harbor ceremoniously threw open its doors Sunday and welcomed gamblers to the first eastern Massachusetts casino, more...
article What every Nevadan should know about Wynn’s new Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- If Nevada doubled the gambling, er, gaming tax, the rate would still be about half what casino corporations pay in Massachusetts. Wynn Resorts opened...
article Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
(Massachusetts) -- A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $...

6/23/2019

article 'This is history;’ Encore Boston Harbor opens its doors to thousands and transforms Everett
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor opened its doors with a fireworks display and Frank Sinatra songs blaring on Sunday morning - welcoming thousands of guests...
article 'We Will No Longer Be The Back Door To The City Of Boston': Encore Casino Opens In Everett
(Massachusetts) -- After years of anticipation — and some turmoil — Encore Boston Harbor Casino opened in Everett Sunday. That anticipation was reflected by...
article At the new casino, ‘I don’t feel like we’re in Everett right now’
(Massachusetts) -- There’s a modest minimum wager on the blackjack table and a rookie Encore dealer getting tips from the pit boss. Cocktail waitresses are at our...
article Encore Boston Harbor casino opens its doors
(Massachusetts) -- In a flash of fireworks and cheers, Encore Boston Harbor opened its doors Sunday morning marking the beginning of the resort casino era in once-...
article Photos: Inside Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor casino on opening day
(Massachusetts) -- Globe photographers Erin Clark and Jessica Rinaldi, along with Globe reporters Deanna Pan, Joshua Miller, and Mark Arsenault captured the Sunday...
article ‘A New Day For The City Of Everett’: Encore Boston Harbor Opens To Public
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ newest casino officially opened for business on Sunday, and visitors were certainly excited for the big day. Several hundred...
article Encore: A little Las Vegas opulence on the gritty Mystic
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been five years since the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved Wynn Resorts’ proposed casino on Everett’s industrial...
article Riding the water shuttle to Encore: Watch video of one-of-a-kind views through Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- A small luxury boat joined the large fishing vessels docked at Boston’s World Trade Center on Sunday morning. The boat with “Encore...

6/22/2019

article In New England’s crowded gambling market, the Encore Boston Harbor casino will open Sunday
(Massachusetts) -- A new player is joining the already crowded New England gambling market, creating new competition for Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. Encore...
article Will state’s bet on Encore casino pay off? We’re about to find out
(Massachusetts) -- The Boston area has staked its future on a heady blend of life science, finance, health care, high tech, and higher education. And that bet has paid...
article CASINO TOUR: Encore brings Vegas opulence to Everett (of all places)
(Massachusetts) -- From the moment you walk into Encore Boston Harbor, Wynn Resorts’ new $2.6 billion casino and hotel on the Mystic River, you have no idea where...
article Encore Boston Harbor has more gaming space than Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas combined
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion Everett casino opening Sunday morning, has more gaming space than Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas combined...
article Nine Things You Didn’t Know about Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- With just a few days left before the casino’s grand opening, the folks at Encore Boston Harbor are finally showing off what they’ve been...

6/21/2019

article Casino is phase one of ‘the entertainment district in the Northeast,’ exec says
(Massachusetts) -- City leaders and Wynn Resorts executives said this weekend’s opening of the glittering $2.6 billion, 671-room Encore Boston Harbor casino resort...
article Wynn CEO expects overseas gamblers to flock to new Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd., set to open a $2.6 billion casino near Boston on Sunday, expects to pack the resort with 15,000 to 20,000 people a day, many from...
article Wynn CEO: Boston casino is model for company’s future growth
(Massachusetts) -- A brilliantly colored carousel sculpture made of tens of thousands of fake flowers and jewels greets visitors as they step into the opulent lobby of...
article Wynn talks up entertainment district in Everett
(Massachusetts) -- THE TUNE has certainly changed at Wynn Resorts. A little over a month ago the company announced it was exploring the sale of Encore Boston Harbor to...
article 5 things you need to know about the new Encore casino
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor is finally opening its doors Sunday morning — and they’re not closing. Looming over industrial Mystic River...
article Ante up! Encore Boston Harbor casino ready to roll
(Massachusetts) -- The doors to the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino will swing open Sunday after the polished gaming mecca on the Mystic River was awarded a...
article Everett's $2.6 billion casino, hotel to open Sunday
(Massachusetts) -- It's been five years since the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved Wynn Resorts’ proposed casino on Everett's industrial waterfront...
article Extravagant Encore Casino Opens This Weekend in Everett With 15 Restaurants
(Massachusetts) -- A years-long casino resort development that has risen to tower over the shores of the Mystic River finally opens its doors this weekend. Encore Boston...
article Here’s Everything You’ll Eat at the Encore Boston Harbor Casino
(Massachusetts) -- When Encore Boston Harbor opens on Sunday, June 23, not all the action will be on the gaming floor. The sprawling casino-resort also boasts 15—...
article Mazzie: Everett Police are Ready for Opening of Encore Casino/Resort
(Massachusetts) -- Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie has a couple of exciting and interesting matters on his plate: His son, Nick, has been named one of the top...
article Sneak peek: Go inside the $2.6B Encore Boston Harbor gambling resort
(Massachusetts) -- The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor opens Sunday in Everett. Here's your sneak peek at the 3 million-square-foot gambling resort.
article Wynn CEO Expects Overseas Gamblers to Flock to New Boston Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd., set to open a $2.6 billion casino near Boston on Sunday, expects to pack the resort with 15,000 to 20,000 people a day, many from...
article Wynn's Encore Boston Harbor set to receive 50,000 people at its grand opening
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, Everett's USD 2.6 billion resort casino, is set to have its grand opening on Sunday. The first resort casino in the Greater...
article AUDIO: Wynn Envisions Encore Casino To Be More High-End Resort
(Las Vegas) -- Matt Maddox, President and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks with Bloomberg Television on their new casino opening outside Boston in Everett, MA: Encore Boston...
article Mass. Prepares To Address Gambling Addiction Ahead Of Long-Awaited Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts' long-awaited casino opens this weekend just outside Boston, and the commonwealth of Massachusetts is expecting a windfall: almost $...

6/20/2019

article Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Israel Rosario worked as a craps dealer at Mohegan Sun for more than a decade. It was a fun job, he said, but concerns about some of the regulars...
article MassDOT warns of Encore Boston Harbor opening with signs some call ‘unnecessary ads’
(Massachusetts) -- The MassDOT road sign message boards — usually used to warn of winter storms and road closures — tell drivers “Encore opens June 23...
article The definitive guide to the 15 restaurants and bars at Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- As one of Boston’s most anticipated openings of 2019, the buzz around the Encore Boston Harbor, which will debut to the public at 10 a.m. on...
article The Encore casino has placed a multimillion-dollar bet to get people out of cars
(Massachusetts) -- The Orange Line has never looked so glamorous (or clean) as it does in the slick ads for Encore Boston Harbor. “Arrive relaxed,” reads the...
article Analysts Implore Wynn CEO Maddox to Hold Onto Boston Property at All Costs
(Massachusetts) -- Just days before Wynn Resorts. Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) is slated to open the Encore Boston Harbor, a trio of Bernstein analysts want to remind CEO Matt...
article Bernstein analysts to Wynn: Don’t sell Encore property
(Massachusetts) -- Before it even opened its doors, Wynn Resorts multibillion-dollar Encore Boston Harbor in Massachusetts was already being offered for purchase....
article AUDIO: Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Israel Rosario worked as a craps dealer at Mohegan Sun for more than a decade. It was a fun job, he said, but concerns about some of the regulars...

6/19/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor putting finishing touches on opening day plans
(Massachusetts) -- We're just days away from the projected opening of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, and increased traffic in the area is a big concern for local...
article The Encore Boston Harbor casino opens Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know
(Massachusetts) -- When does the casino open? This Sunday at 10 a.m. Not typically prime time for gambling, but it beats Monday morning traffic. Will the opening be a...
article With Opening Day Looming, Everette Casino Execs Say They're Ready For Traffic — Probably
(Massachusetts) -- With the Encore Boston Harbor casino set to open on Sunday, casino executives and city officials briefed the press on Wednesday with preparations for...
article You could even swim in the Mystic at Encore
(Massachusetts) -- ADD SWIMMING TO THE LIST of ways you can get to the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett. After a massive $70 million cleanup effort by Wynn Resorts...
article OP/ED: As Encore opens, state looks at the tax benefits
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s second resort casino opens Sunday in Everett, a much-hyped and very visible structure to anyone commuting from the north into Boston...
article OP/ED: Building a diverse casino industry
(Massachusetts) -- Our legislative mandate is clear: Develop a blueprint to build a gaming industry that creates a more diverse and skilled workforce, and provides...

6/18/2019

article A New Casino Resort in MA Set to Open This Weekend
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor is set to officially open its doors this weekend. Casino fans in the Boston area have a lot to look forward to. Interestingly...
article Encore Boston Harbor Continues Hiring Spree, Women Encouraged to Apply
(Massachusetts) -- The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor had its soft opening yesterday, and is set to officially welcome the public come Sunday, June 23. But casino...
article I-Team: Encore Casino Security Ready For Crime, Cheaters, And Winners
(Massachusetts) -- Three levels of security professionals are sharing inside information on crime, cheaters, and even winners at the massive 33-acre Encore Boston Casino...
article T notes: State preps for 100,000 visitors to casino on Sunday
(Massachusetts) -- The State's Highway Administrator says he is preparing for 100,000 people to show up for this Sunday’s opening of the Encore Boston Harbor...
article Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
(Massachusetts) -- A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $...
article Our View: As Encore opens, state looks at the tax benefits
(Massachusetts) -- The state's second resort casino opens Sunday in Everett, a much-hyped and very visible structure to anyone commuting from the north into Boston.

6/16/2019

article In Everett, Encore casino ready to show off
(Massachusetts) -- Tell the truth: Aren’t you the least bit curious to see how the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino will fare when it opens...
article Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
(Massachusetts) -- A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $...

6/15/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor opening won’t be a fireworks-lit extravaganza
(Massachusetts) -- The opening of a new megaresort in Las Vegas often makes people think, “Glitz! VIPs! Fireworks!” Except for the occasional soft opening,...
article Sky High Prices for Opening Days at Everett Casino
(Massachusetts) -- If you are hoping to spend a night at the Encore Boston Harbor, expect big prices. Ahead of its opening on June 23, the resort and casino has posted...

6/14/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor wants gamblers to leave cars at home, use public transportation
(Massachusetts) -- With the opening date for Encore Boston Harbor drawing near, casino operators are urging gamblers to leave their cars at home and instead use public...
article Gamblers heading to new Encore Boston Harbor casino being urged to use mass transit
(Massachusetts) -- With fewer than 3,000 parking spots inside the new Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, managers say they're counting on many gamblers getting...

6/13/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor receives commission approval for launch
(Massachusetts) -- Less than a year after the debut of the Commonwealth’s first full-scale casino, Wynn Resorts has been given the green light by the Massachusetts...
article Here’s what needs to happen before Encore Boston Harbor opens on June 23
(Massachusetts) -- The poker tables are installed, the elevators inspected and the landscaping is complete. Wynn Resorts officials just need to get through its three...
article VIDEO: Mayor: Take public transportation to new casino
(Massachusetts) -- New details are being released about the opening of Massachusetts' newest casino.

6/12/2019

article Encore casino operators urge gamblers to park elsewhere
(Massachusetts) -- The fear of traffic jams near the Encore Boston Harbor casino has operators urging gamblers to take the T, a ferry or a shuttle bus when the doors...
article Wynn has plan for traffic, but yachts could be problem
(Massachusetts) -- ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR, which won approval Wednesday to open for testing next week, is plunking down big bucks to try to avoid exacerbating the region...
article Wynn receives final approvals to open Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators have given Wynn Resorts the final approvals needed to open its nearly $3 billion Boston-area casino. The state...

6/11/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor finishes installing and inspecting 3,000 slot machines
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor is one step closer to opening. The soon-to-be-open casino resort in Everett finished installing and inspecting 3,158 electronic...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Completes Installation and Inspection of Encore Boston Harbor’s Slot Machines and Table Games
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor nears official grand opening, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has completed the installation and inspection of the...
article VIDEO: MGC Gaming Agent Training Academy prepares new class for Encore Boston Harbor opening
(Massachusetts) -- As part of the state’s ongoing regulatory preparations for the opening of its second resort casino, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently...

6/10/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor Expects June 23 Launch With Or Without Sports Betting
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor is still scheduled to make its grand opening launch date of June 23. While sports betting in Massachusetts has yet to be...
article Encore Boston Harbor: Everett’s Mystic River casino by the numbers
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort opens June 23 after years of planning, construction, and not a little controversy. Its official address is 1...
press release Encore Boston Harbor Selects Gaming Partners International As The Supplier Of Choice For Their Table Games Equipment
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming Partners International (GPI), a leading provider of casino currency, playing cards, dice, table layouts, gaming tables and accessories...
press release Encore Boston Harbor Selects Gaming Partners International As The Supplier Of Choice For Their Table Games Equipment
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming Partners International (GPI), a leading provider of casino currency, playing cards, dice, table layouts, gaming tables and accessories...

6/9/2019

article Preparations for Everett casino opening in ‘a good spot’
(Massachusetts) -- As gambling regulators comb through all aspects of the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino ahead of its planned opening later this month, the executive...
article Roulette wheels? Check. Dice? Check. Encore casino poised to clear final inspection
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts won a fierce battle for the Boston-area casino license, survived a near-catastrophic scandal involving its founder, and weathered immense...

6/7/2019

article Encore executives share plans to attract 8 million visitors a year to casino
(Massachusetts) -- With a little over two weeks to go before Encore Boston Harbor’s scheduled June 23 grand opening, company executives outlined its plans with...
article Council Hears Encore’s Long-Awaited Transportation Plan
(Massachusetts) -- On Tuesday, May 28, the Council held a special meeting to hear a presentation by John Tocco, executive director Of Government Affairs and Community...
article Encore Boston ‘In Good Spot’ for Opening Day
(Massachusetts) -- As gambling regulators comb through all aspects of the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino ahead of its planned opening later this month, the executive...

6/6/2019

article Getting to Encore Boston Harbor: By boat, train, car and bus, here are all the ways to get to Massachusetts’ new 5-star casino and resort
(Massachusetts) -- When Wynn Resorts secured the sole Boston-area casino license, it took on the steep challenge of building a five-star resort in one of the oldest,...
article There will still be parking at Medford garage, Encore president assures
(Massachusetts) -- With a little over two weeks to go before Encore Boston Harbor’s scheduled grand opening, state gambling regulators asked company executives to...

6/5/2019

article New casino leasing parking spots from popular commuter garage
(Massachusetts) -- Commuters in Medford may be out of luck when it comes to finding a parking spot as a result of the new casino set to open in late June. According to...
article Opening lineup at Encore Boston Harbor’s Memoire nightclub includes Shaquille O’Neal, R3HAB, Steve Aoki, Cheat Codes
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor gears up to open its $2.6 billion casino in Everett this month, the resort’s luxury nightclub Memoire is pulling big...

6/4/2019

article Encore Boston CEO: ‘Casino not for sale’
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox told thousands of employees during an orientation that the Everett casino is not for sale, a spokesperson confirmed....
article Medford Commuters Lose 700 Spots To New Casino: Report
(Massachusetts) -- A Medford parking garage near Wellington Station will soon have 700 fewer spots for commuters, according to the Boston Herald. The Encore Boston...

6/3/2019

article 6 Encore Boston Harbor restaurants now accepting reservations
(Massachusetts) -- With three weeks until doors open, six restaurants within Encore Boston Harbor are accepting reservations. The $2.6 billion Everett casino has more...
article Casino gobbles up coveted parking spots in Medford
(Massachusetts) -- Commuters at a popular Medford parking garage near Wellington Station are out of luck after being told the soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor casino is...

6/2/2019

article From life on the streets to marbled floors: An unusual culinary program offers a way forward
(Massachusetts) -- To the cynical, the Encore casino opening in Everett later this month promises to be a beacon for bettors ready to be separated from their cash. But...

5/31/2019

article An early look at the Encore casino’s millions of dollars’ worth of art
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas-style casinos aren’t exactly known for attracting gamblers with modest, taupe decor. So it’s really no surprise that there...
article Traffic Update Planning for Encore: Traffic Plans, Timing Will Hopefully Help Ease Rush
(Massachusetts) -- There’s no painting it any other way – there’s going to be major traffic on the June 23 opening day of the Encore Boston Harbor...

5/29/2019

article There’s been a lot of news about the Everett casino lately. Here’s what you may have missed.
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been a busy fortnight of news for Encore Boston Harbor, and things will only get busier. Wynn Resorts, the developer of the soon-to-open...
article Wynn Resorts officials, bracing for thousands of cars in Everett, say don’t drive to Encore Boston Harbor on opening day
(Massachusetts) -- All the planning in the world can’t stop thousands of cars from filing into Everett for the June 23 opening of Encore Boston Harbor. James Folk...

5/28/2019

article Wynn Has Paid $35 Million Fine, Won't Appeal Finding Against CEO
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts announced Tuesday that it has paid a $35 million fine levied by state gambling regulators, clearing the way for the company's casino...
article Wynn Resorts pays $35.5M fine imposed by Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts on Tuesday paid the $35 million fine imposed on it by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the $500,000 fine imposed on CEO Matt...
article Wynn Resorts won’t appeal Gaming Commission’s $35m fine
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts said Tuesday that it will not appeal the decision of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to fine the gambling giant $35 million, while...
article Wynn Resorts, CEO Matt Maddox won’t appeal Mass. fines and conditions
(Massachusetts) -- With the opening of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort casino less than five weeks away, Wynn Resorts said it won’t appeal the fines...

5/27/2019

article State gambling regulators put out bid for Wynn monitor
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking bids for an independent monitor to keep tabs on Wynn Resorts Ltd. as the company operates its $2.6...
article Will Vegas glitz play in Boston? Wynn Resorts will soon find out
(Massachusetts) -- WYNN Resorts Ltd is about to find out how well Vegas plays in Boston. After holding discussions to sell its US$2.6 billion Massachusetts project to...

5/26/2019

article Amid drama, Encore prepares for June opening
(Massachusetts) -- Most of the 3,100 slot machines, 143 table games, and 88 poker tables with white leather rails are ready for play. The 671 hotel rooms are all but...

5/24/2019

article John Henry inquired about buying Encore casino, which would've created massive conflict of interest for Boston Globe
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor hotel and casino is poised to become one of the most high-profile operations in the city when it opens next month.
article Red Sox, Globe owner John Henry among those interested in buying Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- John W. Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Globe, was among a group of local investors who considered buying the $2.6 billion...
article Amid drama, Encore putting finishing touches on $2.6 billion property
(Massachusetts) -- Most of the 3,100 slot machines, 143 table games, and 88 poker tables with white leather rails are ready for play. The 671 hotel rooms are all but...
article Finances, Politics Stood In Way Of MGM-Wynn Deal
(Massachusetts) -- Relative calm has returned to the burgeoning casino industry in Massachusetts after a week of uncertainty. It was triggered by word that MGM Resorts...
article Wynn Resorts has filled 5,000 jobs for Encore Boston Harbor, with about 1,500 already working
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts filled about 5,000 jobs as company executives prepare for the scheduled June 23 opening of the $2.6 billion Everett casino. Robert...

5/23/2019

article House rejects regulatory and taxing plan for sports betting
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana House rejected Thursday the bill that would set up the taxing and regulation of sports betting, should lawmakers legalize that sort of...
article John Henry, owner of Red Sox and the Globe, considered buying Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- It was one of the biggest deals in memory that didn’t happen: Wynn Resorts this month discussed selling the Encore Boston Harbor hotel and...
article MGM, Wynn Call Off Encore Boston Harbor Sale Talks
(Massachusetts) -- It was a fleeting Boston courtship between two of the biggest names in casino gaming. Days after confirming they were in preliminary sale talks...
article What Happened When Wynn Resorts Backed Out Of Supposed MGM Deal
(Massachusetts) -- Confusion abounded earlier in the week when Wynn Resorts announced it was in talks to sell its Everett casino to MGM Resorts — and then...
article Encore Boston Harbor opening on June 23 after all
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the Boston area’s only casino-resort, will open on June 23 after all. Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio told...
article Encore Boston Harbor: 5 things to know about alcohol service
(Massachusetts) -- Boston-area residents questioned whether extending the game floor alcohol service to 4 a.m. could lead to an increase in drunken driving and other...
article Here are the first music acts coming to Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor will offer a lot more than just gambling to patrons when it opens to the public in Everett on June 23. Memoire, the casino’...
article Will Las Vegas Glitz Play in Boston? Wynn Will Soon Find Out
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. is about to find out how well Vegas plays in Boston. After holding discussions to sell its $2.6 billion Massachusetts project to MGM...
article ‘A Lot of Work to Do’ on Everett Casino, but Wynn Promises June 23 Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Peter Campot, head of Wynn Resorts’ design and construction arm, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Wednesday that the $2.6 billion...

5/22/2019

article Wynn-MGM saga has more twists and turns than a romance novel
(Massachusetts) -- Romance, infidelity, heartbreak: This Wynn-MGM saga has more twists and turns than a Danielle Steel novel. Poor Springfield really thought MGM Resorts...
article MGM ends talks to buy Wynn's Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is backing out of talks with Wynn Resorts over possibly purchasing the new Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett.
article Springfield's mayor reacts to MGM ending talks with Wynn over Boston-area casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International will continue to operate their casino in Springfield for the forseeable future. That's what officials with the casino...
article Encore casino to open June 23
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission on Wednesday pivoted from talk of the possible sale of the Encore Boston Harbor casino before it even opens and toward the...
article Everett casino last call 4 a.m. for ‘active’ gamblers
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor can serve drinks until 4 a.m. to patrons who are still gambling. The state Gaming Commission voted 4-1 today to allow for the...

5/21/2019

article Casino for sale because Matt Maddox is mad at Massachusetts?
(Massachusetts) -- How mad is Matt Maddox at Massachusetts? So mad that the Wynn Resorts CEO is in talks to sell Encore Boston Harbor to MGM Resorts — a few weeks...
article Could Wynn Resorts really consider quitting close to the end of its Boston marathon?
(Massachusetts) -- Imagine a top long-distance runner entering the Boston Marathon. He springs to the front of the pack, outpaces the best competition on the planet,...
article Gov. Charlie Baker: No deals to sell Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield casinos can happen without community approval
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that talk about the potential sale of the Encore Boston Harbor casino to MGM is just that — talk — with no...
article State Leaders to ‘Closely Monitor’ Boston Casino Sale Talks
(Massachusetts) -- Amid reports that Wynn Resorts is talking about selling its $2.6 billion casino development in Everett to MGM Resorts, House Speaker Robert DeLeo on...
article Column: Massachusetts is the big loser, thanks to casino board’s bungling
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn lied to the commonwealth of Massachusetts to get its license when it failed to disclose a raft of sexual-harassment claims against former...

5/20/2019

article Casino Oversight Committee weighs in on MGM's potential purchase of Encore Boston
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield may be in talks with Wynn resorts to buy their casino in Everett, but, for the Springfield City Council's Council Casino Oversight...
article Why would Wynn consider selling its Everett casino when it’s so close to opening?
(Massachusetts) -- After eight years of regulatory hurdles, record fines, and damaging fallout from a sexual misconduct scandal, Wynn Resorts has finally reached the 1-...
article House Speaker Robert DeLeo: Wynn, MGM negotiations over Encore Boston Harbor ‘a surprise in terms of timing’
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said on Monday that Wynn Resorts’ talks with MGM Resorts International over a possible sale of the...
article OP/ED: Nomura dissects Wynn-MGM deal in Boston
(Wall Street) -- Nomura Instinet runs through the scenario where a deal by Wynn Resorts (WYNN -1.8%) to sell its Encore Boston Harbor casino is pulled off with MGM...
article Possible Encore Boston Harbor sale stokes speculation
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. could be trying to shake off a baby sitter situation through the sale of Encore Boston Harbor, analysts say.
article Potential Sale Of Everett Casino Points Regulators Into Uncharted Territory
(Massachusetts) -- Talks between casino giants Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts over a possible sale of Wynn’s almost finished Encore Boston are said by the companies...

5/19/2019

article Walsh: No going back on casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts may be in talks to sell the license for its soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett to MGM Resorts International but Boston...

5/18/2019

article VIDEO: What will possible sale of Encore Boston Harbor casino mean?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts may be interested in buying Encore Boston Harbor, Wynn’s casino and hotel complex in Everett, the companies confirmed.
article Wynn eyes deal with MGM for $2.6B Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- News that Wynn Resorts and MGM International Resorts are in talks over the possible sale of Wynn’s $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino...
article Wynn Resorts In Talks With MGM About Sale of Its Encore Casino in Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts executives are in talks about a possible sale of its yet-to-be-opened $2.6 billion casino just outside of Boston to MGM Resorts, the two...
article Everett, Springfield pols concerned over MGM-Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor sale
(Massachusetts) -- Officials from Everett and Springfield say their cities could be dealt a bad hand should Wynn Resorts proceed with a sale of its $2.6 billion Encore...

5/17/2019

article Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM...
article Here are some of the highlights of the long, winding road to the Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- The road to the Wynn Casino in Everett, which is once again in the news, has been long, with plenty of twists and turns. Here’s a brief rundown...
article MGM in talks with Wynn Resorts to buy Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is in talks with MGM Resorts International to possibly sell Encore Boston Harbor to the Las Vegas-based competitor. Wynn Resorts...
article Springfield reacts to MGM talks to buy Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was told Thursday night by MGM Resorts International that it has been in talks for weeks with rival Wynn Resorts to buy the...
article Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM...
article Wynn eyes sale of Encore casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chief executives of casino giants Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts are discussing a possible sale of Wynn’s nearly finished casino and hotel...
article Wynn Resorts in talks to sell Encore Boston Harbor to MGM
(Massachusetts) -- With just 37 days to go before a scheduled opening, Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Nasdaq: WYNN) is considering selling its $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor...
article Wynn, MGM in talks about possible Encore Boston Harbor sale
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. and MGM Resorts International have had talks about Wynn selling its yet-to-open $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor to MGM. The...
article COLUMN: Great job, Gaming Commission, you gambled and lost
(Massachusetts) -- The casino games are back in town — led by two gambling giants and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which once again appears to have been...
article Mayor Walsh Not in Favor of Late Liquor License for Encore Boston Harbor Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino is expected to open on June 23 (maybe). As permitted under Massachusetts law, casino operator Wynn Resorts has...

5/16/2019

article Gaming experts talk responsible gambling ahead of Encore opening
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor prepares to open in Everett in the next few weeks, experts from across the world gathered Thursday to discuss responsible...

5/13/2019

article Marty Walsh Is Not on Board with Encore’s Plans for a 4 a.m. Liquor License
(Massachusetts) -- A new bid from Encore Boston Harbor to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. when it (eventually) opens has an opponent: Marty Walsh. Boston’s mayor this...
article New Encore Boston Harbor Casino to feature ferry transportation
(Massachusetts) -- As Wynn Resorts works closer to the planned opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in late June, it has now been discovered that the property will...
article Walsh should push for later last call beyond Encore
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh went to court to try to stop the Everett casino project. And his struggle with alcohol is a well-known chapter of his...

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