Brockton Resort Casino Bidding Suffering Another Major Setback
September 25, 2019
As reported several days ago, one of the major plans for the city of Brockton in the state of Massachusetts which would see the city hosting a luxurious, $677 million-worth hotel and casino suffered another huge setback this time by Massachusetts’ gambling regulator. Despite these emerging issues, the city of Brockton hopes to see the first resort and casino facility constructed and opened sometime in the near future.
According to one report released by The Enterprise newspaper, the state’s Gaming Commission has ignored loads of cajoling from one of the leading casino and resort operators Mass Gaming and Entertainment. It was also reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials have also ignored cajoling from Massachusetts’ major Moises Rodrigues by deciding not to revisit its previously made decision which saw the Plymouth Country project being rejected its gaming license.
The First Proposal Revealed in 2015
The newspaper also reported that the giant Mass Gaming and Entertainment had hoped to be finally given all necessary permissions to construct and operate its brand-new gambling and resort facility on the city’s former Brockton Fairgrounds property. Mass Gaming and Entertainment is managed by billionaire real estate and casino magnate, Mr. Bluhm who also serves as the Rush Street Gaming Chairman.
His company has partnered with businessman Mr. Carney in order to bring their new gambling facility to the city of Brockton. Their very first proposal for the new facility on the city’s former Fairgrounds property came back in 2015. However, soon later it was rejected partly due to its very close proximity to another already planned venue of the same kind, the First Light Resort, and Casino owned by one of the federally-recognized tribes Mashpee Wampanoag.
The same newspaper also reported that a court decision regarding the property planned for the First Light Resort and Casino has made it very unlikely that this $1 billion-worth resort and casino facility will be ever constructed. Naturally, Mass Gaming and Entertainment was extremely hopeful that these new circumstances alongside the company’s fully revised plan regarding its Brockton casino and resort project would somehow sway the state’s Gaming Commission into revising its previously made decision to reject the company’s proposal.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Granting Gaming Licenses to the MGM Resorts
The newspaper also revealed that the state’s gambling regulator had previously granted gaming licenses to another big player in the industry, MGM Resorts International for its $966 million-worth MGM Springfield facility. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission had also granted necessary gambling licenses to the Encore Boston Harbor venue owned and operated by the Wynn Resorts Limited company.
The MGM Springfield casino and hotel complex located in the very hearts of Springfield opened its doors to the public back on the 24th of August 2018. This is actually the very first facility of this kind to be opened in the Commonwealth. The Encore Boston Harbor casino and luxury resort situated in Everett opened on the 23rd of June, 2019.
When it comes to the state’s gaming regulator’s further steps, it has envisioned to authorize brand-new venues of this kind for its southeastern properties. However, the regulator was definitely unmoved by the most recent attempt by Mass Gaming and Entertainment to get the necessary licenses for its planned Brockton facility. The company was told by that the regulator’s officials that they are not unimpressed by the company’s proposed facility’s design, but they fear that the market will get oversaturated.