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Does Assertion Of Business Judgment Rule Waive Attorney-Client Privilege?

by Allen Matkins on

Nevada, like California, has codified the attorney-client privilege...more

Company that Sold Land for Casino Says It Was Gamed Out of Rightful Price

by PretiFlaherty on

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has a big fight on its hands with the guys who sold the land for a casino in Everett to Steve Wynn. If the commission loses, it could be out millions of dollars....more

Wynn Just Bought a Bunch More Land in Everett and You Have to Wonder Why

by PretiFlaherty on

At some point this past spring, casino mogul Steve Wynn acquired the weed-choked, old General Electric property in Everett for an undisclosed sum and an undisclosed purpose. I’m surprised this move has received so little...more

There's a Way to Keep Horse Racing Alive and Help Our Economy and Environment

by PretiFlaherty on

I never liked the idea of turning the Suffolk Downs racetrack in East Boston and Revere into a resort casino. Being from Revere, I feel strongly that there are better uses for that property than gambling. The city and its...more

On Your Mark, Get Set, Build!

by Goodwin on

It has been nearly five years since Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, but the state is still without an operating resort casino. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts are all chomping...more

Blogster's Miscellany: Eight Items Just Begging for More Attention, Comment

by PretiFlaherty on

Ben deRuyter, a Democrat from Brewster announced this past Friday (April 15) he was withdrawing from the race to succeed Cape Cod state senator Dan Wolf because he wants to spend more time with his family. I’m sure his...more

Armada of Lobbyists, Lawyers and Consultants Has to Fear Curtatone in His Rowboat

by PretiFlaherty on

If you’re in a construction trade, you’re probably not too happy with Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the only person standing between Steve Wynn and his dream of a $2 billion casino in Everett. Yet I have to believe...more

The Smart Guys in Everett Saw Steve Wynn's China Strategy from a Mile Off

by PretiFlaherty on

One of the proverbs lodged in my cranium is, “The judgment of the village is never wrong.” I buy that. I also think that units within cities – neighborhoods, social clubs, busy restaurants, coffee shops and bars -- take...more

Weekly Review of the Massachusetts Gaming Landscape

by Goodwin on

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Submits White Paper to the Legislature - If you have some skin in the game, submit a white paper. That’s what the Massachusetts Gaming Commission did in an effort to provide clarity on...more

Somerville Mayor's First Impression of Casino Footbridge May Not Be His Last

by PretiFlaherty on

Now Steve Wynn has sweetened the deal for his Eastern Massachusetts casino with a pedestrian bridge over the Mystic River. The span would lead from the casino site in Everett to the fast-rising neighborhood at Assembly Row...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for August 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month, with links to primary...more

High Rollers Are Fine but Resort Casino Needs Orange Line Riders to Thrive

by PretiFlaherty on

On the sidewalks of Everett, I have heard it said that Steve Wynn is quietly planning to lure planeloads of nouveau riche from the People’s Republic of China to his new “Wynn Everett” casino on the banks of the Mystic...more

Winn Everett's Environmental Virtues Are Yin to the Yang of Casino Profits

by PretiFlaherty on

The site in Everett where Steve Winn wants to build a resort/destination casino at a cost of more than a billion dollars has got to be the most run-down, contaminated, crummy looking oceanfront properties in Greater Boston. ...more

Wynn for the Win in the Fight for Boston-Area Casino License

by Goodwin on

After morning presentations by both Mohegan Sun and Wynn, the Commissioners continued their final deliberations of the two applicants for the sole Boston-area casino license, and voted today 3-1 to award the license to Wynn...more

Boston Stripped of Surrounding Community Status for Wynn Project

by Goodwin on

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...more

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

by Goodwin on

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...more

Red Notice Newsletter - July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, two Noble Corporation executives settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to Decide Wynn Agreement With Boston

by Goodwin on

In the race for eastern Massachusetts’ sole casino license, Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts attempted negotiating Surrounding Community Agreements with the City of Boston. The agreements are designed to compensate surrounding...more

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