Last week, Steve Wynn scored a coup when Macau officials agreed to approve his application for a 51-acre piece of real estate on the Cotai Strip for casino development.
Monday, the voters of Foxborough, Massachusetts, elect two new Selectmen who will vote on whether the town should further discuss the application of Wynn Resorts Ltd. for a casino in that town.
As it stands, selectmen have voted 3-2 against further casino talks. Town approval is required by state legislation that authorizes three casinos licenses.
Of the four candidates seeking office on Monday, two favor further talks with Wynn while the other two do not. Without such talks, there can be no agreement with the full board of selectmen, therefore the project cannot go forward.
The casino law, granting ,in effect, the authority of approval to the local governments was no accident, explained a gaming expert.
“That was the intent of the (law),” said Clyde Barrow, director of the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He added, “primarily because there was so much concern about a casino being forced on a community without its consent.”
Already, Hard Rock International was forced to rethink its plan for a casino in Holyoke when that city’s mayor expressed his opposition.
Vegas Sports Books | The LVH Super Book threw out all kinds of cool NFL stuff on Sunday that will give bettors something to chew on for a while. They posted their games of the year along with their season win totals.
The Miami Herald building, although still standing, no longer houses the newspaper operation. As of last week, the Miami Herald building is now owned by Malaysia-based Genting Group, the company that paid $236 million for the right to tear it down.
After paying an $11 million advance to a struggling Atlantic City casino it intended to buy, the parent company of the world’s largest online poker website was left with nothing for its troubles Friday when a judge ruled the casino had the right to scrap the deal.
New Jersey moved forward Friday with its plans to offer Internet gambling, issuing regulations on how the new online bets are to be handled. The state still has not set a date when Atlantic City’s 12 casinos may begin offering Internet bets.
Nevada regulators have approved Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.’s buyout of rival Ameristar Casinos Inc. The $869 million deal will more than double Pinnacle’s size.
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