Bitcoins Drawing Increased Interest from Congress, New York and Merchants

Given the growing acceptance of Bitcoins, Congressional and state regulator interests have piqued. Two Senate subcommittees— the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on National Security, International Trade and Finance—held hearings on the risks and benefits of virtual currencies.  Several representatives from federal agencies…

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Busy Fall Schedule As Application Deadlines Loom

Region C Contenders Have Lingering Process Questions The Commission held its 77th open public meeting on September 19. Highlights from the meeting included a discussion regarding Region C.  Karen Wells, the Commission’s Director of Investigations and Enforcement, presented the Commission with a question that she’s received from potential Region C…

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Approves Two Applicants to Advance to the Next Stage of the Process

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has had a flurry of adjudicatory hearings in September and October as it progresses in the licensee vetting process. Commission Approves Suitability of Penn National On September 18-19, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission held an adjudicatory hearing to determine the suitability of Penn National’s application for…

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