Gaming and gambling in the United States have undergone tremendous growth and transformation over the last decade, and the vast landscape of legal and regulatory hurdles is changing daily. Goodwin Procter's Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes practice has launched a new blog aimed at helping operating companies, entrepreneurs and investors stay on top of the complex and rapidly shifting legal and regulatory issues affecting gambling and gaming in the United States.

 

Boston Stripped of Surrounding Community Status for Wynn Project

By Stephanie Aronzon The Massachusetts Gaming Commission  (“Commission”) stripped Boston of its status as a “surrounding community” for the proposed Wynn casino. While initially the Commission appeared to agree with Boston that the Commission should come up with a compensation package for Boston, Deputy General Counsel Todd Grossman advised the Commission…

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Receives Final Community Input for Eastern Massachusetts Casino ...

By Stephanie Aronzon The Massachusetts Gaming Commission  (“Commission”) held two public hearings the week of August 11, 2014 to finalize the comment process before awarding the Boston-area casino license.  The Commission held the first hearing on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Revere to solicit comments on the Mohegan Sun casino proposal…

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Goodwin's David Apfel Pens Byline "Huge US Online Poker Opportunities Are Being Missed ...

Goodwin Procter partner David Apfel, founder and co-chair of the firm’s Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes practice, recently published an article in Gambling Insider entitled, “Huge US Online Poker Opportunities are Being Missed Daily” with colleague Tucker DeVoe. The article outlines the advantages that several “high potential” states and the District of…

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