downloadThe stage has been set for the opening of full blown casino gambling expansion in New England by 2020.  While there may be changes along the way – there always seem to be – the final New England Casino Portfolio should look like this:

 

Maine – 2 casinos:

  1. Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, ME.  Owner – Penn National
  2. Oxford Casino, (with expanded gaming, dining and hotel), Oxford ME. Owner – Churchill Downs LLC.

    Hampton Inn at Oxford Casino
    The Oxford casino will see expansion with Hampton Inn on Route 26 across from the entrance and it’s own hotel and expanded dining & gaming.
Steve Wynn with his rendition of Wynn Boston Harbor
Steve Wynn with his rendition of Wynn Boston Harbor

Massachusetts – 4 casinos:

  1. Plainridge Casino (Slots only) & Raceway, Plainville, MA.  Owner – Penn National
  2. Wynn Boston Harbor, Everett, MA. Owner – Wynn Resorts
  3. First Light Resort, Taunton, MA. Owner – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation

    Tribal Council member Winnie Johnson Graham, foreground, holds a shovel along with others during an official groundbreaking, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Taunton, Mass., where the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will build a resort casino that it hopes will become Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style resort. The First Light casino, hotel and entertainment complex will be built on a 151-acre industrial park that's part of the Cape Cod-based tribe's recently designated federal reservation. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
    Tribal Council member Winnie Johnson Graham, foreground, holds a shovel along with others during an official groundbreaking, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Taunton, Mass. The First Light casino, hotel and entertainment complex will be built on a 151-acre industrial park that’s part of the Cape Cod-based tribe’s recently designated federal reservation. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  4. MGM Springfield, Springfield, MA. Owner – MGM Resorts International

Rhode Island – 2 Casinos:

  1. Twin River Casino (with expanded Hotel), Lincoln, RI.  Owner – Twin River Management Group
  2. Newport Grand, Newport, RI / Tiverton Resort, Tiverton, RI. (Move to Tiverton is expected by 2020) Owner – Twin River Management Group

    Proposed Tiverton Casino, Previous Newport Grand
    Proposed Tiverton Casino, Previous Newport Grand

Connecticut – 2 Tribal Casinos:

  1. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashatucket, CT.  Owner – The Mashentucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  2. Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, CT. Owner – The Mohegan Tribe of CT
  • Note – Due to the lack of legislative movement on a proposed 3rd casino in a joint venture by Mohegan & Pequot Tribes, NETG decided not to include it in the 2020 forecast as yet.

But there are still questions to be answered:

  1. Will Wynn Boston Harbor finally be able to get started as it still deals will stoppages and law suits?  NETG says yes – and by 2020!
  2. Will  First Light be waded down in a lawsuit brought on by a group of Taunton residents wanting to overturn the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to declare land in trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which it plans to use to build a $500 million casino in the city. Will it be stopped?  NETG says NO!
  3. Will CT get another casino?  NETG says NO!  The window is closing.  Bradley Airport continues to push ahead, by too many legislators want a study to show reason to continue.

Oops, my crystal ball just stopped.  Must be the batteries…..damn “Magic 8 Ball.”

Binbin

 

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