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Playing Their Cards Right: Only Eight Applicants Remain in the Hunt for Three Gaming Licenses

By Benjamin Cox Region A Casinos Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Sterling Suffolk”), Wynn MA, LLC (“Wynn”), and Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC (“Crossroads”) are the three applicants competing for one resort casino license in Eastern Massachusetts.  All three have reached Host Community Agreements with their respective communities.  In November, voters in East…

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Gambling or Investing? U.S. Regulators Cracking Down on Binary Option Trading Platforms

By Bob Crawford and Benjamin Cox Signaling rising concern over “all-or-nothing options,” the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) filed a civil complaint last week against Banc de Binary for violating “the Commission’s ban on trading options off-exchange.”  CFTC v. Banc de Binary, Case No. 2:13-cv-00992-MMD-VCF (D. Nev. filed June…

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