Encore Boston Harbor changes table game minimums

The facility intends to roll out a tired card system to offer rewards.
The facility intends to roll out a tired card system to offer rewards.

The Massachusetts casino Encore Boston Harbor has changed the minimums for its table games.

US.- Encore Boston Harbor has changed its table game minimums: it dropped them from US$50 to US$15. The casino said that it aims to be a hometown casino, not one that looks like a casino from Las Vegas.

Brian Gullbrants, Encore’s new president, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that the facility intends to roll out a tired card system to offer rewards, MassLive reported.

“The last thing we want to do is be a Vegas casino in Boston. We want to be a Boston casino in Boston,” Gullbrants said. “We want to be Greater Boston’s hometown casino. And we want everyone to come and feel welcome and like they can have a great time there, whether they are playing or not playing.”

Judge favours Encore Boston Harbor

A US$3 billion lawsuit was pending over Wynn Resorts over allegedly cheating to win a Massachusetts casino licence. However, a federal judge favoured the company’s Encore Boston Harbor and dismissed the claim.

US District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse’s allegations don’t constitute racketeering violations under the RICO act.

The casino’s performance

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has released the financial figures from October, showing that Encore Boston Harbor once again dominated the gambling scene in the state. However, the casino posted its lowest figure since opening in late June.

Encore Boston Harbor registered US$45.8 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR), which is US$5 million less than the previous month. Table games accounted for US$22.5 million in GGR, down from the US$27 million in September. Slots generated US$22.2 million in GGR in October, approximately US$500k more than in September.

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