CASINOS

A federal judge dealt a significant blow to the ability of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to jointly build a casino in East Windsor that would compete with MGM Resorts' new casino in nearby Springfield.
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In a setback to plans to open a third casino in Connecticut, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by the state and tribal operators of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. 

Inside MGM Springfield.
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There could be some light shed soon on the backgrounds of full-time employees at the MGM Springfield casino.

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.

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