CASINOS

The governor signed a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a casino in East Windsor over a year ago, but it still may not get built. A federal judge’s recent ruling against one of the tribes is calling the plan into doubt.

Marijuana activists celebrated outside the Mass. State House on Dec. 15, 2016, the first day pot became legal in the Bay State. Here, Ellen Brown holds a handful of pot.
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Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts have been in a holding pattern for months. 

Former Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby at a meeting held at the MassMutual Center in April 2016.
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Stephen Crosby, who served as chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission since its inception and has overseen the implementation of casino gaming in the Bay State, resigned from the commission Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately.

The MGM Springfield casino ahead of its August 24, 2018, opening date.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Updated 5:20 p.m.

Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open. 

The MGM Springfield casino on opening day, Friday, August 24, 2018.
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The volume of people who have visited MGM Springfield since it opened three weeks ago has well exceeded the gaming company's estimates. But casino executives told Massachusetts gaming regulators Thursday they are running into an issue with minors on the gaming floor.

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