• Everett,  September 28 2018

    Gaming Chair Crosby resigns amid charges of bias

    By The Advocate Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby resigned Wednesday afternoon, stating that accusations of bias both for and against Wynn Resort’s Encore Boston Harbor project had made his continued presence on the board untenable. Crosby’s resignation comes as the commission’s long-awaited report on its investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by Wynn Resort’s founder, Steve Wynn, nears release. Crosby has been accused of bias a number of times since joining the commission at its inception in 2011. According to Crosby, Steve Wynn’s attorneys have accused him of having “already made up my mind against Steve Wynn regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct,” while Mohegan Sun has alleged, occasionally…

  • August 17 2018,  Peabody,  Revere

    Suffolk Downs to add additional weekend of live racing in September

    Suffolk Downs to add additional weekend of live racing in September   On August 14, Suffolk Downs was granted approval by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to add another weekend of live racing with funding from the Racehorse Development Fund. The track will host the year’s final live racing and food truck festival weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16. “These festival weekends have proven to be successful in attracting fans and wagering and for giving local horsemen a chance to compete for purse money,” said Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle. “We’re looking forward to 2019 and to continuing to work with the MGC and the Legislature on…

  • Everett,  February 2 2018

    MGC opens sexual misconduct investigation into Wynn

    By Brendan Clogston   The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has opened an investigation into allegations made against Steve Wynn in The Wall Street Journal charging that the casino mogul has engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct and harassment spanning decades. The story, which was published last week, reported that “dozens of people The Wall Street Journal interviewed who have worked at Mr. Wynn’s casinos told of behavior that cumulatively would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Wynn,” and claimed that Wynn had “sexualized his workplace and pressured workers to perform sex acts” using his power and influence as their boss and a major figure in…