Massachusetts SJC Allows for Limited Judicial Review of Gaming Decisions by Unsuccessful License Applicants

In a unanimous decision issued on Friday, authored by outgoing Justice Margot Botsford, Massachusetts’s highest court allowed Mohegan Sun’s challenge to the state Gaming Commission’s 2014 award of a gaming license to competing bidder Wynn MA, LLC, while disallowing similar challenges to the decision brought by the City of Revere…

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Caesars Back in Bankruptcy Court

Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Inc. (“Caesars”) appeared in bankruptcy court for the third time this year to request that creditors be stayed from seeking an $11 billion dollar judgment against the casino operator’s nondebtor parent. The original stay was set to expire on August 29, 2016. Caesars hoped to convince…

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Fantasy Sports Update

On Thursday, DraftKings will appear before Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Brian A. Davis to assert a breach of contract claim against its two payment processors, Optimal Payments and Vantiv.  DraftKings seeks to enjoin both processors from blocking credit card transactions by New York DFS players. Former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan…

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