Federal Judge Denies Tribe Motion to Join Casino Case

The Vineyard Gazette is reporting that a federal judge has denied the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah Gay Head Community Association and town of Aquinnah’s motion to intervene in developer KG Urban’s pending lawsuit. KG Urban is challenging the provision in Massachusetts’s gaming legislation which provides for exclusivity of…

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5/30/13: Mass. Gaming Commission Open Public Meeting Summary

On May 30, 2013, members of Goodwin Procter’s Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes Practice attended another public meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Presentations Use of Local Small Businesses The Commission expressed its hope that applicants would use local vendors (e.g., landscapers, limousine services, linen services, etc.) but added that applicants…

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Revel Cleared to Exit Chapter 11 Protection

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Judith H. Wizmur on May 13 signed off on Revel AC, Inc.’s plan to exit bankruptcy — a plan that will cut more than $1 billion in debt for the gambling company, which first announced its pre-packaged bankruptcy March 25. Judge Wizmur, who also oversaw the 2009 bankruptcy…

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Discusses Ongoing Applicant Investigations Process

On April 11, 2013 the Massachusetts Gaming Commission held its 63rd public meeting.  Highlights from the meeting included: Investigations The Commission discussed the ongoing investigations process.  Investigations are proceeding, although it is unclear whether the Commission will be able to meet its April 30 deadline for the Category 2 applicants. …

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Mass. Gaming Commission Discusses Region C Process, New Website, License Category Declaration ...

On Feb. 21, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission held its 53rd public meeting.  Highlights from the meeting included: Region C Update The Commissioners briefly discussed next steps with respect to Region C, the Southeastern Massachusetts region, which is currently closed to any commercial casino facilities as the Mashpee Wampanoag pursue…

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