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US – Encore Boston Harbor ready to offer betting as soon as Massachusetts says go

WynnBET Sports Bar within Encore Boston Harbor opened its doors over the weekend, providing guests with the ultimate sports viewing experience albeit not yet with betting options to accompany it. Located on the resort’s casino floor, WynnBET Sports Bar features more than 70 televisions, a 10-foot high and 123-foot-long immersive video wall, a full-service bar…

US – MGM Springfield real estate sold to MGM Growth

MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties have entered into a definitive agreement whereby MGP will purchase the real estate assets associated with MGM Springfield in Western Massachusetts. MGM Resorts will lease the property from MGP and continue to operate the property following the consummation of the transaction, with no expected change to its employees,…

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 – Massachusetts’ casinos welcome back craps and blackjack

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved measures to allow casino operators to reopen craps and blackjack tables due to an improvement in the control of the spread of coronavirus. Casinos, including MGM Springfield, and Encore Boston Harbor, will be able to offer blackjack games with four seats as long as plexiglass dividers are used and…

US – Croupiers charged with baccarat con at Encore Boston Harbor

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has said that five individuals have been charged in two separate incidents at Encore Boston Harbor, including a cheating scheme and a stabbing at the casino, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. In one incident, an Encore casino dealer, a former casino dealer from Maryland, and a third individual from Philadelphia…

US – Massachusetts casinos see 9.6 per cent monthly rise but still 40 per cent down

Massachusetts three casinos; Wynn Resorts’ Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Resorts’ MGM Springfield, and Penn National’s Plainridge Park, generated revenues of $49.8m in December, representing a fall of 40.1 per cent from a year ago. December’s total gave a 9.6 per cent increase over the $45.4m from November’s earnings. Massachusetts casinos are operating with reduced capacity…

US – IGT’s Dynasty helps with social distancing at Encore Boston Harbor

Encore Boston Harbor recently expanded its IGT Electronic Table Games (ETG) footprint from 40 units to 88 total units. IGT’s ETG terminals can be found throughout the luxury Everett, Mass. casino and collectively account for one of the largest, single-property ETG installations in North America. Patrons of Encore Boston Harbor can now enjoy a range…

US – Judge protects Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s right to build casino on reservation land

A judge has prevented the federal government from rescinding its reservation designation for a Native American tribe’s land in Massachusetts, protecting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s desire to build the First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, Southern Massachusetts. The fate of the tribe’s land in trust could also have a significant impact on the state’s…

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…