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DMSCR
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September 16th, 2014 at 12:45:24 PM permalink
Congrats on Wynn getting that MA casino license to build his casino. This is surely going to put Everett on the map. Also to clean up the heavily contaminated eye sore that was once a Monsanto site. Now hopefully come Nov 4 the repeal fails.

http://www.wynnineverett.com/#

Going to take a total of 36 months to build. Hopefully that includes clean up. More problems for Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in CT in the future. Wynn's East Coast resort is going to put the rest of the casinos in the neighboring states to shame.
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September 16th, 2014 at 1:11:13 PM permalink
Voters will decide in November if any casinos will be allowed in the state. If Question 3 on the ballot does not pass there will be no casinos anywhere in Massachusetts. That's why the state hasn't collected any money from MGM for the site in Springfield yet. They're awaiting the outcome of the vote.

All the polls indicate that it will pass but New Englanders can be full of surprises. The campaigns are just getting underway and the spending will be all out.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
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September 24th, 2014 at 7:00:43 AM permalink
Really hope the repeal does not go through. I can say if and when the casinos do go up in MA it would be the state in the Northeast that got things right even though the process had too many layers and hoops to jump. For MA it is one and done. Once the casino opens it would be a full fledge casino unlike Maryland and PA for instance where it was happening in stages. I am not even going to talk about NY because I find the whole process there to be absolutely pathetic. With Wynn and MGM in MA, the state is going to be the go to gaming destination for the Northeast. Especially for Wynn. Plus this is going to make Everett a great city given the clean up of the contaminated Monsanto land. This is a very detailed presentation on the process of cleaning up that piece of land that is going to be the future home of Wynn Everett.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnQ4-uOJYDk
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September 24th, 2014 at 9:55:26 AM permalink
As you can imagine, Mohegan Sun is bitterly disappointed that they came up short in Everett.

MGM Springfield, as they're calling themselves, isn't wasting any time. They're hosting a Vendor Information Showcase along with a luncheon tomorrow at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Those who don't like the Boston accent will be pleased to know that Springfield residents, a mere 90 miles away, have no accent. If you go to Everett, however, be prepared to pahk your cah, order a tonic, or drink from the bubbler.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
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September 24th, 2014 at 9:58:09 AM permalink
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As you can imagine, Mohegan Sun is bitterly disappointed that they came up short in Everett.

MGM Springfield, as they're calling themselves, isn't wasting any time. They're hosting a Vendor Information Showcase along with a luncheon tomorrow at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Those who don't like the Boston accent will be pleased to know that Springfield residents, a mere 90 miles away, have no accent. If you go to Everett, however, be prepared to pahk your cah, order a tonic, or drink from the bubbler.

And if you drive, don't forget to use your blinka. Have some chowda when you are there.
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September 24th, 2014 at 10:08:35 AM permalink
Mohegan Sun wanted a Boston destination not because this company wants Boston and the state of MA to prosper. Mohegan is trying to protect its CT turf. It is not in bad shape as a few may think since they control a few other destinations in the Northeast and planning to expand in New York. The real loser is Suffolk Downs because this race track played a huge part in bringing casino gaming to MA.

Even though it took a good while I say your state is doing an amazing job at getting these casinos off ground. You guys were able to attract the Vegas players especially Steve Wynn himself for your state's gaming industry.

I don't really mind the accent. If the service and the atmosphere are approached and executed with high standards it would actually be good marketing and a part of the Boston charm. Plus if the surrounding neighborhood is safe.
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September 24th, 2014 at 10:26:57 AM permalink
I was born in Southie and have the Boston accent despite living in Connecticut for decades. I visit two or three times a month. Maybe that's why I still have it. Funny thing is, I thought everyone else had an accent. :-) We have no problem laughing at ourselves. It's all in good fun.

Word is that Mohegan Sun is in financial trouble that could be serious and that Everett was going to help right the ship. Stay tuned.
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DMSCR
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September 24th, 2014 at 10:46:55 AM permalink
Mohegan is heavily leveraged. That is their ball and chain/80lb gorilla. Which was also the reason why they lost out in MA. They had too many partners while Wynn is financing the whole thing themselves which makes them financially sound and can weather out the downturns in the future. Right now they are in "trouble" but not in dire straits. Mohegan is vying for a NY location so we will see how that goes. If Orange County gets a casino that would spell trouble for them if they get the Catskills.

The Boston accent would be a charm if not already. More so when MA becomes a gaming destination. Now you guys just have to work/improve on the traffic.
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September 24th, 2014 at 11:14:54 AM permalink
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Now you guys just have to work/improve on the traffic.

Regrettably there'll be MORE traffic.
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November 5th, 2014 at 10:01:44 AM permalink
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Voters will decide in November if any casinos will be allowed in the state. If Question 3 on the ballot does not pass there will be no casinos anywhere in Massachusetts. That's why the state hasn't collected any money from MGM for the site in Springfield yet. They're awaiting the outcome of the vote.

All the polls indicate that it will pass but New Englanders can be full of surprises. The campaigns are just getting underway and the spending will be all out.



By a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent voters have given the green light to casinos in Massachusetts. This is going to affect the casinos in neighboring states more than they probably realize. Will we see better rules and more offers in Ct? Time will tell.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi

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