Encore Boston Harbor Casino To Open June 23 In Everett

Encore Boston Harbor Casino To Open June 23 In Everett


IT IS A GO. THE OWNERS OF BOSTON ENCORE HARBOR JUST TOLD THE GAMING COMMISSION THEY’RE READY TO OPEN ON SCHEDULE. THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED OPENING WAS IN QUESTION FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS AMID TALKS OF A SALE. GOOD AFTERNOON. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M KATE MERRILL. THEY SAID THEY’RE COMMITTED AND READY TO ROLL. HARBOR TOLD THE MASS GAMING COMMISSION HERE AT A MEETING THAT THEY ARE ON SCHEDULE TO OPEN THEIR DOORS RIGHT ON TIME WHICH HAD BEEN A CONCERN FOR SOME. MGM HAS BACKED OUT OF TALKS WITH WYNN RESORTS ABOUT POTENTIALLY BUYING ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR WEEKS BEFORE ITS SCHEDULED OPENING. SPECULATION OF A SALE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT A DELAYED OPENING AND ALSO WORRIED OFFICIALS IN SPRINGFIELD. THAT’S BECAUSE UNDER STATE LAW, COMPANY CAN ONLY OWN ONE CASINO AT A TIME. IF MGM HAD BOUGHT ENCORE AND EVERETT, THEY’D HAVE TO SELL THEIR PROPERTY IN SPRINGFIELD. THE MAYORS OF SPRINGFIELD AND EVERETT AND GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER ALL OPPOSED THIS. MGM ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THEY’VE ENDED DISCUSSIONS, WRITING IN PART, WE’VE NOTED THE ANXIETY RAISED BY VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS REGARDING A TRANSACTION AND THIS TROUBLES US AT MGM. THE MASS GAMING COMMISSION CHAIR ADDRESSED THE ISSUE AT A MEETING THIS MORNING. THESE DISCUSSIONS HAVE REPORTEDLY CEASED. TO BE CLEAR, AT NO TIME WAS THERE A PROPOSED TRANSACTION PENDING BEFORE THE COMMISSION. HOWEVER, LIKE MANY, WE WERE OF COURSE CLOSELY MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS AND OUR FOCUS APPROPRIATELY REMAINS AND CONTINUES TO REMAIN ON THE REGULATORY PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO OPEN ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR. ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR SAYS THEY’RE IN GOOD SHAPE TO OPEN THEIR DOORS ON JUNE 23RD AT 10:00 A.M. REPORTING IN BOSTON, WBZ NEWS. THE GAMING COMMISSION ALSO VOTED 4 TO 1 TO LET ENCORE SERVE

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