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MA Expanded Gaming Signed Into Law

November 22, 2011:

On Tuesday, November 22, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed expanded gaming legislation into law which will see up to three resort casinos erected and an openly-bid slots-only facility that can be located...read on

Mass. Racino Bill Clears Senate

October 18, 2011:

According to a report, the Massachusetts Senate has voted in favour of a bill that will authorize three casinos and one racino to be licensed in the state...read on

DeLeo Still Fighting For Mass. Slots

February 1, 2011:

If anyone thought Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo had given up on slots at Plainridge Racecourse and Suffolk Downs, he straightened them out yesterday...read on

Not A Good Sign In Boston

January 18, 2011:

Deval Patrick, the re-elected governor of Massachusetts, did not send a thrill through backers of track slots Sunday, when he appeared in an interview on WCVB-TV...read on

DeLeo Talks Mass. Slots, Softly

December 15, 2010:

Robert DeLeo, speaker of the House in Massachusetts, has outlined his agenda for 2011, and has toned down his fiery quest for track slots that failed at the end of this year’s last legislative sessi...read on

Mass. Slots Dead For 2010

August 25, 2010:

Philosopher Yogi Berra famously said “It’s not over until it’s over,” and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo made fairly clear yesterday that it’s over for this year as far as slots at tracks are concerned...read on

Wonderland Throwing In Towel

August 20, 2010:

After 75 years as a Boston dog track in the suburb of Revere, Wonderland Greyhound Park has announced it has called it quits...read on

Gov. Patrick To Back Mass. Racino?

July 30, 2010:

In an interesting turn of events in Massachusetts, it has been reported that Gov. Deval Patrick has stated that he would back a 'competitively bid slot parlour' in the state in exchange for the passing of six major bills...read on

No Accord Yet In Boston

July 20, 2010:

Track slots remain in the news in Massachusetts, where a state Senate and House conference committee has been unable to agree after almost two weeks of...read on

Piontkowski Disagrees With Governor

July 19, 2010:

In Massachusetts, Plainridge Racecourse CEO Gary Piontkowski scored with a major story in the Boston Herald where he provided racing’s side of the battle for...read on

Racing Gets Blamed, Again

July 14, 2010:

Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, told reporters yesterday that racing’s recalcitrance in aggressively pushing for slots at tracks in the state could delay his wish for three casinos without...read on

Trouble In Mass Senate

June 3, 2010:

Hopes for slots at tracks in Massachusetts -- a roller coaster ride -- took a new dip yesterday with the announcement of a Senate plan to approve three casinos in the state, including one for an Indian tribe, but continue the ban on...read on

Massachusetts Body Blow

December 22, 2009:

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has sent a letter to his legislative leaders, telling them that after meeting with a no-gambling group called 'United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts,' his position was that while not in...read on

Mass. Big Factor For New Hampshire

December 2, 2009:

According to a report compiled by New Hampshire Center for Public Policy executive director Steve Norton, there are two key variables in determining how successful a casino or racino would be in New Hampshire...read on

Massachusetts Racino Talk Cools

September 29, 2009:

Last week it looked that video lottery terminals may be coming to some Massachusetts racetracks sooner than later. Although, the proposition now seems to be a longshot after an announcement yesterday...read on


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