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US – Massachusetts casinos see revenues rebound in March

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that the month of March 2021 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC), MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $84m in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). In March, MGM Springfield had $22,063,598.83 in gross gaming revenues, and Encore had $49,666,739.61, according to the commission. Plainridge Park has $12,226,760. Plainridge Park, a…

US – MGC renews Plainridge Park Casino’s gaming license

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted unanimously to renew the gaming license of Plainville Gaming and Redevelopment, LLC, d/b/a Plainridge Park Casino for a second five-year term, effective retroactively to June 24 2020. PPC—the state’s sole slots-only gaming facility (Category 2 licensee)—opened on 24 June 2015. “On behalf of my fellow commissioners, I would like…

US – Massachusetts Gaming Commission drawing on Macau’s reopening experience with Wynn and MGM

Despite having no concrete timeline for reopening, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking at how it might reopen the state’s casinos Chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein said it was beginning to detail policies around disinfecting surfaces, protective gear for employees and guests, and limiting casino capacity. She said the Commission is looking at what has been done…

US – Massachusetts Gaming Commission votes to temporarily close three casinos

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to temporarily suspend operation at the state’s three casino properties, including Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made in collaboration and cooperation with our licensees to safeguard the health and well-being of casino guests, employees, and regulators….

US – Slots and table games installed at Encore Boston Harbor

As Encore Boston Harbor nears official grand opening, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has completed the installation and inspection of the resort-casino’s 3,158 Electronic Gaming Devices (EGDs or slot machines), 143 table games and 88 poker tables. MGC’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) and the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) work together to supervise the…

US – Wynn moves forwards and pays fines in Massachusetts

Wynn Resorts has said it won’t appeal the findings or the fines issued by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. It has paid both the $35m fine and the additional $500,000 fine for CEO Matt Maddox who the commission said had displayed ‘questionable judgement and other considerable shortcomings’ reflecting ‘shortcomings primarily on his competence’ rather than his…

US – Wynn cleared to open in Boston Harbor but fine reaches $35m

Having released its Decision and Order regarding the suitability of Wynn Resort and its individual qualifiers, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will allow Wynn to fulfil the licence it won for a casino in Everett, Boston, but the operator will be fined US$35m and be subject to some strict licence conditions. This decision arises out…

US – Calls for Wynn’s President to step down amid ‘secrecy’ claim

The Boston Globe has demanded that Wynn President and CEO Matthew Maddox should step down from his position as one of the conditions for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission allowing Wynn Resorts to retain the licence for its almost completed $2.6bn Encore Boston Harbour casino, due to open in June. The Boston Globe’s Deputy Managing Editor…

US – Massachusetts Gaming Commission brings Responsible Gambling Zone to ICE North America

Visitors to the first edition of ICE North America (May 13 to 15, Boston, MA, USA) will have an opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest advances in social responsibility courtesy of the Responsible Gambling Zone, a dedicated feature on the ICE North America show floor created and built by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission….