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Gaming Commission plans to move forward with public hearings on Wynn casino license

State gambling regulators anticipate a lawsuit filed against them by former casino executive Steve Wynn to be formally dismissed in the coming days, clearing the way for public hearings to determine whether Wynn’s former company, Wynn Resorts, can demonstrate it remains suitable to hold a casino license in Massachusetts.

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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...
article Walsh: Encore should have to ‘make a case’ for 4 a.m. liquor license
(Massachusetts) -- Last call at 4 a.m. on the gambling floor at Encore Boston Harbor is too late, says Mayor Martin Walsh, who plans to ask gaming regulators to hold off...

5/10/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort might not open in June
(Massachusetts) -- The much-ballyhooed Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort in Everett might not open as planned, according to comments from developer Wynn Resorts’...
article The Encore Boston Harbor Will Open When It Opens, I Guess
(Massachusetts) -- That’s the date we’ve been told to expect the long-awaited debut of Encore Boston Harbor. The day, in other words, when a new era for...
article Legislation clears Senate that could being grants to tribe
(North Carolina) -- While Lumbee tribal leaders watched, the North Carolina Senate unanimously approved legislation this week bringing the tribe closer to more grant...

5/9/2019

article Wynn CEO: Encore Boston Harbor opening might be delayed
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox said Encore Boston Harbor’s June 23 opening could be delayed “a week or two later” as the Las Vegas...
article Wynn casino could open a week or two late
(Massachusetts) -- WYNN RESORTS CEO Matt Maddox told financial analysts on Thursday that the company’s Everett casino and hotel are on schedule to open as planned...

5/8/2019

article Pump the brakes on late night casino cocktails
(Massachusetts) -- When the Encore Boston Harbor casino opens next month, bottles of booze should not be opened past 2 a.m. — at least for the shakedown period.
article Casino will bring new ferry service between Boston waterfront and Everett
(Massachusetts) -- The Alford Street Bridge between Charlestown and Everett will probably be clogged with cars when Encore Boston Harbor at last opens in June. So you...

5/7/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor wants to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.
(Massachusetts) -- There soon might be a place where you can get served drinks after 2 a.m. in the Boston area — with caveats. Wynn Resorts officials are asking...
article Wynn Working Through Casino Punchlist, Expects June 1 Completion
(Massachusetts) -- Overseers of the mammoth resort casino preparing to open on the Mystic River in Everett plan to finish hiring the initial workforce and complete the...

5/6/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor Wants To Serve Booze Later
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is seeking permission from state gambling regulators to extend last call at its upcoming resort and casino and Everett. Representatives...
article Late night drinking proposal at Encore worries Boston-area advocates
(Massachusetts) -- Letting the Encore Boston Harbor casino serve drinks until 4 a.m.would be gambling with people’s lives, elected officials and advocates say...
article Wynn Resorts, regulators turn to casino opening
(Massachusetts) -- With significant regulatory hurdles now cleared, Wynn Resorts and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday turned their attention to the work...
article Here are the 15 food and beverage venues planned at Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives from Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Monday presented detailed plans to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding the construction and design...

5/5/2019

article Mass Gaming's Decision Offers Peril And Opportunity For Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox took over the company in a crisis that would have tested the most seasoned executive. As the right-hand-man to Steve...

5/4/2019

article What happens next with Wynn Resorts Ltd. in Massachusetts?
(Massachusetts) -- Now that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced its $35 million fine against Wynn Resorts Ltd. — a record amount for any gaming...

5/3/2019

article As Casino Nears Opening, Everett Business Owners Worry About Traffic
(Massachusetts) -- It’s time for the final touches before the big opening of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, from plantings to infrastructure. With the casino...
article Gaming Commission billed $768G for Wynn legal work
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators were billed at least $768,000 by five law firms to defend a lawsuit lodged by casino magnate Steve Wynn against the...
article Council Questions Mayor Regarding Concerns of a Delayed Opening
(Massachusetts) -- At the last Council meeting on Monday, April 22, Mayor Carlo DeMaria was invited to speak at length about issues relating to the imminent casino...
article Encore Boston Harbor Files for Permits to Build Critical Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor team has filed with state environmental regulators (known as MEPA) in order to begin permitting of the $32 million pedestrian...

5/2/2019

article License in hand, Wynn Resorts poised to open Everett casino in June
(Massachusetts) -- After nearly eight years of false starts and high-stakes votes, a host of lawsuits and abundant drama, Greater Boston seems finally on the verge of...
article A dream of a job, not riches, at casino job fair
(Massachusetts) -- Most people dream of riches when they walk into a casino, enough to quit their jobs or buy a house at the beach or at least stop sweating their kids...
article Everett casino expects 8 million visitors per year
(Massachusetts) -- Having secured its Massachusetts casino license, Wynn Resorts on Wednesday evening said it is now focused on "bringing Greater Boston and New...

5/1/2019

article For Everett casino, $35m fine will be easy to absorb
(Massachusetts) -- When you spend $2.6 billion on a resort casino, what’s an extra $35 million? That’s the fine Massachusetts regulators hit Wynn Resorts...
article Massachusetts Bets on a Vegas Casino
(Massachusetts) -- With 671 guest rooms, a 210,000 square-foot casino, more than 3,000 slot machines, a 37,000 square-foot ballroom, a 21,000 square-foot waterfront lawn...
article Wynn Resorts focused on ‘successful launch’ of Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- A day after state regulators ruled that Wynn Resorts can retain its gaming license, the Las Vegas gambling giant said Wednesday it was “focused...
article Wynn Resorts will have 30 days to pay $35M fine to Mass. Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts and CEO Matthew Maddox will have 30 days to collectively pay $35.5 million in fines unless the company requests a judicial review,...
article Everett casino saga has already created winners, losers
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts can finally order those giant scissors, or whatever outlandish accoutrements a Vegas company uses for the ribbon-cutting at a new casino...
article Gaming Commission must keep close eye on Wynn Resorts compliance with reforms, experts say
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission must watch Wynn Resorts like a hawk, making sure the casino giant actually implements the numerous required...
article Jobs, local aid set to flow from Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- With Wynn Resorts seemingly on track to open its $2.6 billion Everett resort casino next month as planned, state budget writers who have built next...

4/30/2019

article Read the Mass. Gaming Commission’s report on the Wynn Resorts license for Everett
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that Wynn Resorts can retain a state license to open its resort casino in Everett.
article Wynn Can Build Casino Despite Botching Investigation of CEO
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts can open its new casino in Massachusetts, despite sexual misconduct allegations against its former CEO, but must pay a $35 million fine,...
article Wynn Resorts fined $35M, but keeps its casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Despite “significant” and “repetitive” failures related to sexual misconduct allegations against founder Steve Wynn and the...
article Wynn Resorts fined $35M, can keep license and open in June
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has been hit with a record $35 million fine but will keep its license, clearing the way for Wynn’s $2.6 billion Encore Boston...
article Wynn Resorts must pay $35M to keep Everett casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Following a yearlong investigation, Massachusetts gambling regulators announced Tuesday that they have found Wynn Resorts Ltd. is suitable to hold a...
article Wynn Resorts retains license for Everett casino, panel decides
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that Wynn Resorts can retain its state license to open a resort casino in Everett, while imposing a...
article ‘Everyone is going to know Everett’: The public reacts to casino decision
(Massachusetts) -- As the casino rose over this city just north of Boston, a question still loomed: Would Wynn Resorts get to keep its gaming license? Everett got its...

4/27/2019

article MGC still Deliberating in Encore Boston Harbor Decision
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is still deliberating amongst its members more than two weeks after closing hearings into the Wynn Resorts/...

4/22/2019

article Wynn Resorts May "Fire" Its Way Into Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn's suitability to operate that casino changed in January 2018 when allegations of sexual misconduct by Wynn's co-founder and CEO Steve...

4/20/2019

article The casino industry exemplifies decades of radical transformations in corporate America
(Massachusetts) -- As the Massachusetts gaming commission began hearings last week to decide if the Wynn Co will retain its license to operate the first major urban...

4/18/2019

article The new casino in Everett dominates the skyline. Not everyone’s a fan
(Massachusetts) -- Despite how it feels to Nancy Thomas, the Wynn Resorts casino that appears to have been airlifted straight from the Vegas Strip and dropped into a...

4/17/2019

article BOSTON GLOBE: Wynn Resorts should keep gaming license
(Massachusetts) -- Here’s the state’s dilemma: Massachusetts is counting on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino rising on the banks of the Mystic...

4/11/2019

article Wynn gaming license in limbo, but House budget still counting on revenue
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ claim to the Eastern Massachusetts casino license is in limbo, but lawmakers are still counting on the revenue from the company...

4/6/2019

article COLUMN: For Gaming Commission, it’s Wynn or lose
(Massachusetts) -- Was Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox really as clueless as he claims? That’s one of the questions the Massachusetts Gaming Commission must answer...

4/5/2019

article Elaine Wynn testifies about misconduct claims
(Massachusetts) -- Elaine Wynn is defending her decision not to disclose to Massachusetts regulators a $7.5 million settlement her ex-husband Steve Wynn made to a former...
article Panel to vet Wynn Resorts’ fate with public hearings in mind
(Massachusetts) -- The fate of Wynn Resorts’ $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort is now in the hands of Massachusetts gambling regulators after they wrapped...

4/3/2019

article Gaming Commission Will Consider If Wynn Resorts Remains 'Suitable' To Hold Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming commissioners will this week consider if Wynn Resorts remains suitable to hold the casino license for the Boston area.
article Live updates: Steve Wynn casino license hearing
(Massachusetts) -- On the second day of its casino license suitability hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Wynn Resorts executives will attempt to...
article Wynn Resort Executives Face Questioning To Determine If Boston-Area Casino Can Open
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is reconsidering a decision to issue a casino license for Wynn resorts. Hearings center on sexual harassment allegations against company...

4/2/2019

article Elaine Wynn to testify before Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The hearings to determine whether or not Wynn Resorts should be allowed to continue in Massachusetts are expected to begin this week.
article Report cites significant, repetitive ‘failures’ at Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- WYNN RESORTS maintained a culture of cover-up when it came to allegations of sexual misconduct against the company’s founder, according to an...
article Wynn Resorts hid sex-misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn, regulators say
(Massachusetts) -- A report by Massachusetts casino regulators has found that Wynn Resorts executives concealed for years allegations of sexual misconduct against...

4/1/2019

article A Year After #MeToo Scandal, Wynn Resorts Faces Regulators
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against its founder to remain hidden for...
article As hearings begin, Steve Wynn eluding disciplinary action
(Massachusetts) -- THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION opens a series of hearings this week on the sexual misconduct of Steve Wynn, but the gambling mogul is unlikely to...
article Editorial: Gaming Commission won’t stream Wynn hearing or post report online
(Massachusetts) -- Back in 2013, when Steve Wynn came before the state Gaming Commission to argue that he was suitable to hold a Massachusetts casino license, the...
article Gaming Commission To Hold Hearings This Week On Wynn Suitability To Run Everett Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will conduct three days of hearings this week to consider the suitability of Wynn Resorts to hold a state license...

3/31/2019

article Wynn Resorts' Last Pitch To Save Massachusetts Gaming License
(Massachusetts) -- This week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is set to hold hearings as to whether Wynn Resorts is suitable to hold a gaming license in...

3/30/2019

article Wynn Resorts prepares for adjudicatory hearing in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The long wait for Wynn Resorts Ltd. to learn its status as a gaming licensee in Massachusetts is nearly over, with an adjudicatory hearing scheduled...
article Councilor Says City’s Parking Response Ahead of Casino Opening Is Too Little, Too Late
(Massachusetts) -- The City’s response to concerns around parking ahead of the Encore casino’s imminent opening left some councilors visibly flustered at the...

3/28/2019

article Gaming Commission will hold Wynn Resorts suitability hearings next week
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators will hear from Wynn Resorts executives and a roster of additional witnesses beginning Tuesday and lasting as many as three...

3/26/2019

article Hearing set to determine if Wynn's Encore Boston Harbor will open in June
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled a three-day adjudicatory hearing next week to determine whether Wynn Resorts Ltd. is suitable to...
article Massachusetts gaming board schedules hearing for Wynn decision
(Massachusetts) -- Yesterday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has prepared to launch hearings on whether or not Wynn Resorts is suitable to hold a casino...

3/25/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor to have ‘robust’ water taxi system to casino, daily shuttle services to 2 MBTA stops
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor gears up for a grand opening in June, the casino and resort announced a new transportation system that includes daily shuttle...

3/24/2019

article Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Schedule Wynn Hearings, Casino Execs Say Company Transformed
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will begin its hearings on Wynn Resorts’ suitability to operate a casino in the state on April 1....

3/23/2019

article Centro: Encore Boston Harbor Looks to Hire for 5,000+ Job Seekers
(Massachusetts) -- If you or someone you know is looking for a job or for a possible career change, you might want to pay special attention to this edition of Centro!...

3/20/2019

article Casino memo: ‘Breakdown’ during Steve Wynn era over
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts executives will attempt to convince state gambling regulators that they’ve completely transformed the battered casino company after...
article Encore Boston Harbor online room reservations are now open and here’s what the rooms look like
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor is only three months away from opening and as of this week, you can now book one of the luxurious rooms at the $2.6 billion...
article Hearings on Wynn Resorts license set
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled long-awaited hearings on the suitability of casino giant Wynn Resorts to hold a state casino license...

3/18/2019

article Suffolk Downs CEO won’t renew casino license bid if Wynn loses suitability case
(Massachusetts) -- The CEO of Suffolk Downs told the Herald on Monday the company won’t renew its bid for a casino license if the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

3/17/2019

article Wynn Resorts’ Big Bet in Boston
(Massachusetts) -- When Wynn Resorts bets, it bets big. From a cost standpoint, there's no casino on the East Coast that compares to Encore Boston Harbor's...

3/15/2019

article As Mass Gaming Considers Wynn Suitability, An Unresolved Sexual Harassment Case Looms In Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is nearing completion of a $2.6 billion casino near Boston that is scheduled to open in June 2019 .... that is IF Wynn Resorts is found...
article Casino regulators to receive long-awaited Wynn investigation
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are receiving a long-awaited investigative report into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve...

3/13/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor announces Rare Steakhouse with real Kobe beef to open at Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor is adding an upscale steakhouse with locally sourced produce, craft beer and the only real, certified Kobe beef in New England....

3/10/2019

article Wynn fires back at former Suffolk Downs owners’ federal lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Casino magnate Steve Wynn, along with his former namesake company, Wynn Resorts, is firing back against a lawsuit by the former owners of Suffolk...

3/6/2019

article COLUMN: Wynn gambles without Bill Weld
(Massachusetts) -- The last time a casino license for Wynn Resorts was on the line in Massachusetts, Steve Wynn was front and center, and Bill Weld — the former...

3/5/2019

article A look at where things now stand with the new Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the monolith on the Mystic, is already a landmark off Interstate 93. Gleaming by day, glowing by night, the Everett casino looks...

3/1/2019

article Casino Construction Causes Caribbean Restaurant to Close
(Massachusetts) -- After eight years at 41 Bow Street in Everett, La Perle Caribbean Restaurant will close the doors on March 16. The eatery announced the shutdown on...

2/28/2019

article Gaming Commission plans to move forward with public hearings on Wynn casino license
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators anticipate a lawsuit filed against them by former casino executive Steve Wynn to be formally dismissed in the coming days,...
article Casino regulators: Wynn suit will be dismissed soon
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are expecting the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by casino mogul Steve Wynn soon. State Gaming Commission Chairwoman...

2/26/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor looks to fill 5,800 jobs ahead of June opening; seeking ‘motivation’ and ‘passion’
(Massachusetts) -- As the towering, glittering glass hotel and neighboring casino buildings gear up for an enormous June opening in Everett, Wynn Resorts is looking to...

2/25/2019

article Job Fair For Wynn Casino In Everett Draws Thousands
(Massachusetts) -- It's like a casino-sized "Help Wanted" sign. Wynn Resorts on Monday completed a two-day job fair at Hynes Convention Center in Boston in...
article Rosenberg: Wynn casino, sports betting, and gaming in Worcester
(Massachusetts) -- Back in 2011, the skeptics thought Massachusetts was rolling the dice when we legalized gaming — after all, this had been a state long wary of...

2/21/2019

article Casino Magnate Wynn Sued for Pressuring Shop to End Lease
(Massachusetts) -- The Wynn Company is being sued for attempting to force a Massachusetts collision repair shop into ending its lease, according to the Everett Leader....
article Steve Wynn, Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Settle Lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) are expected to soon settle a lawsuit the billionaire filed against the regulatory agency to...

2/20/2019

article Gambling regulators authorize settlement in Wynn lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- A settlement is pending in casino mogul Steve Wynn’s lawsuit seeking to block the release of Massachusetts’ investigation into allegations...

2/16/2019

article Sterling Suffolk files explosive new allegations against Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Explosive new allegations filed by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse in the federal case against Wynn Resorts come as the Las Vegas casino company is still...

2/5/2019

article Encore Boston Harbor timeline remains solid, asserts Wynn boss
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor could be the exception, not the rule. The Wynn Resorts property being built in Everett, Massachusetts is keeping close to its...

1/26/2019

article A Little Vegas In Boston: A New Casino Raises Hope (And Eyebrows)
(Massachusetts) -- Across the street from a sprawling power plant on the edge of Everett is an unlikely building: a gleaming glass tower emblazoned with the name of the...
article Encore Supports Move to Legalize Sports Betting in MA
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker shocked many last week with an out-of-the-blue proposal to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts – with one of the prime sites...

1/3/2019

article Gaming Commission facing heat on Wynn probe
(Massachusetts) -- With just six months to go before the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor opens, the validity of the Wynn Resorts casino license is still up in the air.

12/31/2018

article OP/ED: It’s time to end delays on Encore
(Massachusetts) -- When it comes to the Encore Boston Harbor casino, the $2.6 billion Everett casino being built along the Mystic River by Wynn Resorts, there is but one...

12/16/2018

article Everett bets on casino tract for development
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino is one of the projects in a federal “opportunity zone” in Everett — though the organization says it...

12/6/2018

article Steve Wynn lawsuit delays Massachusetts decision on Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials say they would have begun an adjudicatory hearing on the licensing of Wynn Resorts Ltd. by now had it not...

12/3/2018

article Wynn Resorts Chairman: We will outperform our rivals without Steve Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Chairman Phil Satre is confident the operator can still outperform its rivals without the presence of former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

12/2/2018

article New Wynn board chair makes his case
(Massachusetts) -- Chances are we’ll be seeing more and more of Phil Satre in Boston. The new, 69-year-old chairman of the board at Wynn Resorts is expected to...

11/30/2018

article Mohegan Sun Keeping Eye On Wynn Decision In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and its partner at Suffolk Downs lost a bid for a gaming license in Massachusetts to Wynn Resorts in 2014. Not only did it end Mohegan...
article Mohegan Sun willing to make bid for Boston-area casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun, which lost a bid to build a casino outside of Boston, said it would be willing to take over construction of the venue if Wynn Resorts is...

11/27/2018

article Encore casino pledges $10M to local nonprofits, partners with Jack Connors
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion casino and luxury hotel that is scheduled to open in Everett in June, announced Tuesday that it is committing $...

11/20/2018

article Analysts: Encore could end up absolved of blame, keep casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Harbor casino nearly complete — and mounting pressure to yank its coveted license — the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may try to...

11/9/2018

article Steve Wynn sues Wynn Resorts, Mass. Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Billionaire Steve Wynn is suing his former casino company and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, alleging that Wynn Resorts has improperly handed...

11/8/2018

article Steve Wynn Sues Massachusetts Gaming Commission Over Privileged Document Leak
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn is back. First, let me bring you up to speed. Wynn Resorts is currently under an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC...

11/1/2018

article It’s A Real Tragedy’: Emergency Bridge Fix Near Everett Casino Costs Taxpayers Millions
(Massachusetts) -- It’s going to be an agonizing commute every morning for the next six months near the under construction Everett casino. “My ride is hell,...

10/25/2018

article Massachusetts gaming regulators to hold hearing on Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- A suitability hearing for executives of Wynn Resorts Ltd. isn’t expected to occur until the first two weeks of December, a Massachusetts Gaming...
article Massachusetts to reveal Wynn Resorts casino fate in December
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator Wynn Resorts will have to wait until early December to learn whether it will be allowed to open its Boston-area casino project.
article Wynn casino investigation report expected from Mass. gaming panel in December
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission started 2018 off by launching an investigation into former casino magnate Steve Wynn and what Wynn Resorts...
article Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor tweets that ‘reservations are coming’ amid investigation
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor on Wednesday afternoon tweeted that “reservations are coming later this year” to the $2.4 billion gaming resort now...

10/24/2018

article COLUMN: Fate of Everett casino remains up in the air, but is it really?
(Massachusetts) -- Done deal. Walk through a 1,350 square-foot “Parlor Suite” hotel room in the Encore Boston Harbor and a winning hand for this $2.5 billion...
article Massachusetts Gaming More Sensitive To Criticism As Decision On Wynn Looms
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has been, and continues to be, its own worst enemy. Being on a commission responsible for selecting winners...

10/11/2018

article Everett casino announces restaurant, luxury nightclub
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.5 billion casino complex under construction on the Mystic River in Everett, has announced plans for an Asian-fusion...

10/3/2018

article OP/ED: Wynn casino caught up in governor’s race and #MeToo
(Massachusetts) -- Minus #MeToo, it’s a safe bet Steve Wynn would be basking in the glory of next June’s grand opening ceremonies for the hotel and gambling...

9/25/2018

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission taking up next steps in Wynn Resorts investigation on Sept. 27
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is ready to take up the process for how to handle the results of its investigation. The Sept. 27 agenda for the...

9/19/2018

article Wynn Resorts facing slew of challenges
(Massachusetts) -- Just under a year before its much-ballyhooed grand opening in Everett, Wynn Resorts is facing a new challenge nearly every week. Here are some of the...

9/18/2018

article Wynn Casino Has Its Legal Problems, Massachusetts Host City Everett Has Some Too
(Massachusetts) -- There have been rumors of political corruption in Everett, MA for years. The mayor, Carlo DeMaria has, for the moment, overcome claims of sexual...

9/17/2018

article Encore Boston Harbor casino to donate $100K to help Columbia Gas explosion victims in Lawrence, Andovers
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino will donate $100,000 to help victims of the the gas explosions that ripped through Lawrence, Andover and North Andover...
article Training program prepares dealers to work at Encore casino
(Massachusetts) -- Trainers hope to get 1,000 people certified to work at the new Encore Casino, which is scheduled to open in Everett in June.
article Encore Boston Harbor casino to donate $100K to help Columbia Gas explosion victims in Lawrence, Andovers
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino will donate $100,000 to help victims of the the gas explosions that ripped through Lawrence, Andover and North Andover...

9/13/2018

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission in final stages of Steve Wynn investigation
(Massachusetts) -- Investigators with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission are in the final stages of their look into former casino mogul Steve Wynn, the company he...
article Wynn investigation in final stages, Mass. gambling regulators say
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is finalizing its investigation into whether Wynn Resorts Ltd. is suitable to hold a gaming license for its $2.4...

9/7/2018

article Wynn Resorts' Boston-Area Casino Might Again Be On The Market: Report
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming regulators are still mulling over Wynn Resorts’ 50-year license to operate its upcoming Encore Boston Harbor casino,...

9/2/2018

article Wynn investigations continue as Encore Boston Harbor appears
(Massachusetts) -- A company publicist leading a recent tour of Encore Boston Harbor apologized in advance for the possibility of saying “Wynn” instead of...

8/23/2018

article Wynn Resorts to Discover Fate From Massachusetts Regulators Next Month
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts continues to build its $2.5 billion integrated casino complex outside Boston without formally knowing whether it will be permitted to...

8/22/2018

article Wynn Resorts again mulling sale of its Everett casino: Report
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is considering selling its under-construction Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort in Everett, according to a report on gambling trade...

8/5/2018

article Small fire breaks out at Everett casino construction site
(Massachusetts) -- A small fire was quickly extinguished Sunday morning at the Encore Boston Harbor casino under construction in Everett , officials said. The Everett...

8/3/2018

article Despite Wynn’s problems, casino still rises in Everett
(Massachusetts) -- There, beyond Costco and the Texas Roadhouse restaurant, it looms: the golden tower, rechristened “Encore Boston Harbor,” to erase the...

8/2/2018

article OP/ED: Despite Wynn’s problems, casino still rises in Everett
(Massachusetts) -- There, beyond Costco and the Texas Roadhouse restaurant, it looms: the golden tower, rechristened “Encore Boston Harbor,” to erase the...

7/31/2018

article A Closer Look At Wynn's Land Deal In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Boston. How it acquired that land and how it represented its use to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) required a bit of slight of hand to...

7/25/2018

article Mystic River fish kill not caused by casino oil spill, MassDEP says
(Massachusetts) -- The state is investigating a fish kill along the banks of the Mystic River near Assembly Row in Somerville. The fish are all along the banks floating...

7/21/2018

article At Everett casino, some of the green will be outside
(Massachusetts) -- Pick just about any mature tree being installed around the Encore Boston Harbor casino and Patrick Chadwick, the hotel’s top plant guy, will...

7/19/2018

article Wynn Completes $68M Pollution Cleanup at Casino Site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion...

7/12/2018

article Ads Target Locals, Lawmakers In Hopes Of Continuing Everett Casino Project And Keeping Jobs
(Massachusetts) -- The future of the new Wynn resort and casino in Everett remains uncertain. Since casino mogul Steve Wynn was accused of sexual misconduct earlier this...

6/20/2018

article Wynn Resorts' New CEO Faces Test With $2.5 Billion Boston Project
(Massachusetts) -- Since Matt Maddox took over as CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) earlier this year, the company has gone through a rapid transformation....

6/13/2018

article Former co-owner of Everett land sues casino
(Massachusetts) -- A former minority owner of the land under the massive Encore Boston Harbor is suing Wynn Resorts, claiming the casino company reneged on a deal that...
article Man sues Wynn Resorts for $18 million over alleged handshake Everett casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- A former part owner of the land sold to Wynn Resorts for its Everett casino project is suing the company for breach of contract and fraud, alleging...

6/12/2018

article Encore’s Charlestown Mitigation Fund Distributes $178,000 in Local Grants
(Massachusetts) -- When Billy Kelly’s phone started ringing earlier this week, he knew it must mean more progress in getting lights on the Soldiers and Sailors...

6/7/2018

article Wynn Resorts: Boston-area casino on track to open next June
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts officials say the Las Vegas company's Boston-area casino remains on track to open next June. The construction director for the $2.5...

6/6/2018

article Bricco, Strega owners team up on restaurant for Encore casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boston restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano are teaming up to operate an Italian restaurant in the new Encore Boston Harbor casino being...

5/25/2018

article Encore Boston Harbor rising to the challenge
(Massachusetts) -- A visit to the roof of the 27-floor Encore Boston Harbor casino hotel involves a long ride in a construction elevator, and then a bracing scamper up...

5/24/2018

article New Boston area casino to use boats to shuttle guests, employees
(Massachusetts) -- The new casino under construction just feet away from the Boston city line will use yachts to shuttle guests and employees year-round to points across...

5/17/2018

article Wynn Resorts plans to keep Everett casino despite flirtations with potential buyers
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has decided to keep the 3 million-square-foot casino-resort that it is building in Everett on the banks of the Mystic River. The Vegas-...

5/16/2018

article Mystic River cleanup near Everett casino costs Wynn Resorts nearly double original estimates
(Massachusetts) -- It cost twice as much as expected, but after 18 months of work and nearly a million tons of soil removed, Wynn Resorts has finished the cleanup of...
article Wynn Resorts takes a gamble by not selling Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts may be taking a gamble with its Boston-area casino slated to open next year. The company, after meeting with at least two rivals to...

5/12/2018

article A board vote in Vegas could impact Boston’s Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts resolved one problem when CEO Steve Wynn stepped down amid a barrage of sexual misconduct complaints. But management faces another one:...

5/8/2018

article Regulators Agree To Remove Steve Wynn From Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators have agreed to remove Steve Wynn from the license his former company was issued to operate a resort under construction...
article Steve Wynn gets the boot from Massachusetts casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Investors of Wynn Resorts Ltd. may heave a sigh of relief after Massachusetts gambling regulators agreed to remove the name of embattled casino...
article Wynn removed from Boston casino license
(Massachusetts) -- State casino regulators have reached an agreement to remove Steve Wynn’s name from a license that his former company was issued to operate a $2....

5/7/2018

article Mass. casino regulators allow Steve Wynn name removal from Everett license
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials have ruled that Steve Wynn, the disgraced former Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO, has been effectively separated from...
article Regulators Agree To Remove Steve Wynn From Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators have agreed to remove Steve Wynn from the license his former company was issued to operate a resort under construction...
article Wynn Resorts has severed connection to Steve Wynn, state confirms
(Massachusetts) -- The casino giant Wynn Resorts has effectively severed ties with namesake Steve Wynn, its founder and former chief executive, who will no longer be...

4/30/2018

article Wynn Boston Harbor is now Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Boston Harbor is now Encore Boston Harbor. Wynn Resorts, the Las Vegas-base casino developer and operator announced the name change Friday for...
article Wynn Boston Harbour to rebrand following regulatory scrutiny
(Massachusetts) -- The CEO of worldwide casino developer Wynn Resorts, Matt Maddox has confirmed to Massachusetts gaming regulators that its forthcoming Wynn Boston...

4/28/2018

article What’s in a name? Calls bring Encore
(Massachusetts) -- The towering casino in Everett will lose the name of Steve Wynn, the deposed former casino executive facing accusations of sexual harassment and rape...

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