State reports it has taken in $700M in taxes from gaming


STAFF REPORT

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that the month of January 2021 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC), MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $548 million in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).

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Embattled Wynn Resorts Pulling Out All The Stops

By Josh Resnek 

Wynn Resorts is facing the outcome of a year long investigation into allegations that key executives, including Steve Wynn lied before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission when vying with Suffolk Downs for the right to a state gaming license.

If, in fact, this is the case, Wynn Resorts cannot be found suitable to continue holding the gaming license issued to it some months back by the MGC.

To this end, there is a battle now ongoing in Superior Court in Las Vegas between Steve Wynn’s lawyers, and lawyer’s for the MGC, who will be meeting next week to untangle the web of legalize holding up the MGC from issuing their long awaited report on Wynn Resorts suitability.

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— Eye on Everett —

Give Mike your vote on Primary Day

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By Josh Resnek

We have endorsed Congressman Mike Capuano because he represents about the very best of what it means to be a liberal congressman from Massachusetts.

Ayanna Pressley is not better than Mike Capuano.

At the very worst, she is the same. So why switch?

The Boston Globe said voters should vote for Pressley because she really showed her stuff making sure minority owners received liquor licenses in Boston while a Boston city councilor.

What kind of accomplishment is that!

From where I sit, liquor is poison. Liquor kills all kinds of people, ruins any number of families, kills many on the roads and on and on.

Who gets a liquor license in Boston doesn’t translate into going onto the floor of the Congress after you’ve been there 20 years bringing home the bacon as Capuano has.

Nothing in Congress matters more than seniority and after 20 years Capuano has seniority. He doesn’t just bring home the bacon – millions and millions to his district every year for nearly every conceivable on merit reason– but he is always involved in advancing civil rights, gender consciousness, and he even has a strong backbone about military matters, about right and wrong.

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Is Wynn Resorts again talking with potential buyers?

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By Josh Resnek 

A spate of articles on the Internet and in print during the past five days indicate that Wynn Resorts president Matt Maddox has conducted informal talks about a sale of the Everett project.

No one from Wynn has answered this assertion, however the fact that such rumors are swirling about, again, shows how everyone involved is becoming a bit more worried about what or what not the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is going to do when it releases its long awaited investigative report sometime in September.

“This is the surest sign that Wynn Resorts has been hearing some of the particulars about where the MGC is heading,” said an industry source with business before the MGC who wished to remain unnamed.

 

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DiDomenico Secures $4.5 Million for Everett in Economic Development Bill

Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed a sweeping $1 billion Economic Development Bill, calling for targeted investments in workforce training programs and job creation through ambitious public infrastructure projects. Senator DiDomenico led a number of amendments to the Senate version of the bill, and secured $4.5 million for infrastructure improvement projects for the city of Everett in the nal version of the bill that was passed by the Legislature. In addition, Senator DiDomenico also secured an additional $4.5 million for the Beacham Street project in Chelsea that will bene t many Everett residents traveling through this important corridor.

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