MGM and Wynn together in Massachusetts

The rival casino and hotel operators joined forces against another license for gaming in the State.

US.- MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts, two of the biggest casino companies worldwide, will cooperate against a resolution that allows a new slot-only centre in Massachusetts State. Citizens will vote for the “Question One” ballot referendum, which will support the expansion of gambling, next November.

The casino companies joined forces against developer Eugene McCain, who is trying to get the approval for his second gaming venue in the north Boston suburb of Revere. “We think the [2011] legislation set the ground rules and we think it needs to be respected. Geographically, that’s not as much a concern for us here is western Massachusetts but, you know, we think that it’s a really good piece of legislation and you shouldn’t tinker with it,” CEO and president of MGM Springfield Mike Mathis told New England Public Radio.

The director of MGM Springfield casino, which is expected to open in the autumn of 2018 less than a year later that Wynn Boston Harbor development, made clear his position against the Question One ballot.