In July, I Called It!
Let’s review – Massachusetts started with the following licensees:
(The following is quoted from a post on July 15th, 2013)
Region B – Western Mass
Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Springfield)
Hard Rock MA (West Springfield)
Mohegan Sun (Palmer)
Region A – Eastern Mass
Wynn, LLC (Everett)
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse / Caesars (East Boston)
Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC / Foxwoods (Milford)
Region C – Southeastern Mass
Mashpee Indian Tribe (Taunton)
Raynham Park (Raynham)
Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC (Worcester)
PPE Casino Resorts / Maryland Alive! (Danvers)
Plainridge Racecourse (Plainville)
Region A – Wynn
Region B – MGM
Region C – Mashpee Wampanoags (the new changes in tribal recognition will allow the Mashpees to finally get their Casino)
Slots-Only – Raynham, with horse racing and community backing, it’ll edge out the rest. However, don’t sell Penn Gaming short with their late entry – Tewskbury will fortify Massachusetts’ northeastern boundry, giving New Hampshire another casino (without the revenue).
AND TODAY, ON NOVEMBER 11th, this is what it looks like:
REGION A – Wynn and Foxwoods left, and Foxwoods still needs community backing in Milford referendum.
REGION B – MGM stands alone.
REGION C – Wampanoags get break from legislature.
SLOTS-ONLY – Raynham still leads the way, will a higher voter % in its referendum win. Cordish of MARYLAND LIVE! Casinos is close, and Penn is still trying to get a second chance in Plainville.
So there, I told you so!
I read Palms also – but only the kind in Las Vegas.
That’s all for now.