Published On: Tue, Mar 7th, 2017

Wynn Resorts backs online gambling in Massachusetts

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During the meeting of the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports all three of the casino operators that have land based operations in the state said they were fine with the progress of online gambling in the state so long as they get to run it and no outside interests are allowed in.

The three operators MGM, Penn National and Wynn all sent senior executives to the meeting and all were happy for the state to progress the option of legalising online gambling so long as they hold the reins.

Seth Stratton a senior executive with MGM said to reporters, . “When you already have license gaming companies who are top operators in the state it just makes sense to have those who have already been vetted and have gone through the process have that opportunity. But not every agrees it should be so limited.”

A surprise came in the form of Jacqui Krum, the senior vice president and general counsel for Wynn Resorts when she said to reporters, “We will continue to follow the development and implementation of online gaming to determine whether it adapts to the point at which we can participate.”

Steve Wynn and his casino business has been back and forth with the idea of online gambling, he was originally for it and then backed fellow casino boss Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands in opposing the introduction of online gambling and now in Massachusetts they are for it again.

The question is will Steve Wynn keep to this opinion again and why has it changed in opposition of Adelson’s once more?

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