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Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the afternoon

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the afternoon

Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally progress following a referendum vote supporting casinos passed last night.

Residents of Massachusetts have plumped for to uphold the state’s three-year-old casino law, voting overwhelmingly in yesterday’s midterms in favor of maintaining the fledgling casino market, because the polls had predicted.

Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked perhaps the statutory legislation is repealed, with 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it will never be repealed, meaning that yes, they wanted gambling enterprises.

Some commentators have suggested that the language used in posing the relevant question was deliberately muddled and designed to confuse.

Nonetheless, it’s a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who have had their respective tasks provided the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely go forward with the certification process, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million a piece before a cornerstone that is single laid.

Not surprisingly, casino executives had been jubilant and anxious to emphasize exactly what the casinos will do for their communities that are future.

‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 permanent job opportunities and significant economic benefits supplied by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said pleas (more…)

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go fully into the WSOP Final Table finale as chip leader tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million prize that is first.

The World group of Poker last table is down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.

And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about ‘Northern European idiots,’ three players hailing from the upper section of that very continental landmass have bagged by themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the final great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing away gracefully in fourth.

Joining van Hoof tonight to try out for the biggest title in poker will be Sweden’s Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway’s Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for the top prize of $10 million as well as the title of World Champion.

Déjà vu

November Nine play started out cagily, you a house or two as you might expect for a tournament with millions of dollars at stake in which some of the pay jumps could buy. In fact, it took 12 hours to whittle nine straight down to three. The very first elimination, whenever it came, was extraordinary, in so it was Mark Newhouse, the guy who finished ninth year that is last. So (more…)

Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the Day

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the Day

Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally move ahead after a referendum vote supporting casinos passed night that is last.

Residents of Massachusetts have plumped for to uphold the state’s three-year-old casino law, voting overwhelmingly in yesterday’s midterms in favor of maintaining the fledgling casino market, since the polls had predicted.

Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked whether the statutory legislation should really be repealed, with 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it will never be repealed, meaning that yes, they wanted gambling enterprises.

Some commentators have actually suggested that the language used in posing the question was deliberately muddled and designed to confuse.

Nonetheless, it’s a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who may have had their respective jobs provided the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely go forward with the licensing process, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million an item before a single cornerstone is set.

Not surprisingly, casino executives were jubilant and anxious to emphasize what the casinos will do for their future communities.

‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 permanent job opportunities and significant financial benefits given by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said pleased MGM Chairman (more…)