Jul 2, 2015 |

Rhode Island’s First Poker Room Slated to Open in August

Before the autumn leaves begin to fall from the New England trees, Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island will likely deal the state’s first hand of legal poker. According to a recent press release, Twin River will be opening a new 16-table poker room sometime in August. The casino will also add eight to […]

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Jun 18, 2015 |

Massachusetts on Cusp of Joining the Ranks of Gaming States

After a long, hard-fought battle for expanded gaming in the Bay State, we are now just a week away from Massachusetts’ first brick & mortar casino opening its doors. That honor won’t be held by Wynn’s Everett project or MGM’s Springfield casino, instead it will go to Plainridge Park Casino, a slot parlor located at […]

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Jan 7, 2015 |

Casino Expansion Still on the Table in New Hampshire

As the returning and newly elected members of the New Hampshire legislature head to Nashua for the 2015 legislative session word around the campfire has intimated that casino expansion will be a hot topic in 2015. New Hampshire has been grappling with potential expansion for several years, and nearly managed to pass a bill last […]

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Jan 5, 2015 |

The State of US Online Gambling: States Considering Expansion

Our four-part series covering the state of online gambling in the United States continues on with a look at the eight states that are seriously considering passing online gambling legislation or expanding their gaming options (Casino, Poker and/or Lottery) into the online arena in 2015. In this installment we’ll cover California, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, […]

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Nov 25, 2014 |

Casinos Object to MA Regulators’ Play Management Program

Following a decisive victory against the casino repeal initiative that appeared on the November 4th ballot, Massachusetts’ casino projects are back in full swing. Construction and planning has resumed on the approved casino projects and checks are being cut to local communities. The storm is over, but it doesn’t appear that it will be smooth sailing across […]

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Nov 5, 2014 |

Breaking Down the Midterm Elections’ Effect on Legal Gambling

The 2014 midterm elections closed the book on a number of unresolved gaming issues in several states, as voters in Massachusetts, Colorado, Rhode Island, and South Dakota all let their voices be heard at the ballot box. However, the elections also ushered in some new questions, as governorships in three key states changed hands, while […]

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Oct 22, 2014 |

November Elections Will Decide Future of Gaming in MA

Every election is extremely important, but for Massachusetts residents the 2014 November mid-term elections are extremely important for pro-gambling types, as the statewide races and a ballot referendum will likely determine the future of gambling in Massachusetts for the foreseeable future. Here is what you need to know about the views on gambling of the […]

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Sep 16, 2014 |

Wynn Awarded Coveted MA License for Boston Area Casino

The competition for the single casino license in the Boston area was between Steve Wynn’s proposed casino in Everett, Massachusetts (located on the site of an abandoned Monsanto chemical plant) and the Mohegan Sun backed project to add a resort casino to the Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted on […]

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Aug 20, 2014 |

Group Opposing Massachusetts Casino Repeal Makes Their Case

This November Massachusetts residents will cast an extremely significant vote as a ballot referendum will determine if the casino expansion law that was passed in 2011 will survive. The measure is Question 3 on the ballot and asks “Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate […]

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Aug 5, 2014 |

Massachusetts Casino Repeal Effort Will Be a Tough Fight

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has opened the door for residents of the Bay State to repeal the casino expansion bill that was passed in 2011. In June the Court ruled that a casino repeal measure could be placed on the November ballot and should be decided by the voters. The question, now known as Question […]

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Jul 4, 2014 |

3 Reasons Online Gambling Expansion Has Stalled in 2014

After three states launched legalized and launched iGaming in 2013, online poker and online gambling was expected to proliferate across the US in 2014, but the zeitgeist shifted and the promise of more states coming online in 2014 has seemingly petered out. So where did it all go wrong? April 30, 2013 Ultimate Poker launched […]

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Jun 24, 2014 |

MA Supreme Court OK’s Casino Repeal Referendum

On Tuesday the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing a ballot referendum that would allow Massachusetts citizens to repeal the 2011 law that expanded gaming in the Bay State. The call for the referendum came during what has turned out to be extremely contentious debates in several communities where resort-style casinos have been […]

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Jun 19, 2014 |

Massachusetts Senate Rejects iGaming Budgetary Amendment

Massachusetts may have just officially closed the door on online gambling expansion in 2014. The Massachusetts Senate is currently deliberating the state budget and chose to reject State Senator Michael F. Rush’s budgetary amendment that would have allowed the state lottery to expand into certain forms of online gambling. According to the text of the […]

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May 28, 2014 |

MA State Treasurer Remains Optimistic on Online Gambling

Massachusetts State Treasurer and gubernatorial hopeful Steve Grossman has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for online gambling expansion in the commonwealth, and even with the legislature’s decision to take a more watchful approach, Grossman recently restated his desire to see Massachusetts among the early adopters of iGaming in the US. Grossman’s latest online gambling […]

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