While the Wynn-Kraft partners continue to focus on Foxborough as the site of a Massachusetts casino, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has scrapped its plans for a casino in rural Brimfield.
In announcing its withdrawal from a partnership with the Rolling Hills Realty Trust, MGM’s Bill Hornbuckle issued a statement saying, "The unique nature of MGM’s plans for an all-inclusive world-class resort on the Brimfield site, and our growing understanding of the needed scope for its infrastructure, simply does not allow us to pursue the comprehensive MGM resort originally envisioned here."
The Brimfield site is adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike but has no direct access from the highway.
Some analysts believe the withdrawal will benefit Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) which has a site in Springfield.
Meanwhile, Bob Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and owner of the site selected for a casino adjacent to Gillette Stadium, is involved in a dispute with the town of Foxborough over two billboards that sit on the company’s land.
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada.
The Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race could be headed back to its original Labor Day weekend date. NASCAR will move Darlington’s race to the Sunday night of Labor Day weekend in 2015.
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Ultimate Poker has launched Ultimate Poker Live Series, a series of online and live qualifying events that culminate at a monthly final tournament. The inaugural event, a will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Green Valley Ranch Resort.
Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey’s four horse racing tracks.
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