Incredible return of Massachusetts casinos

Incredible return of Massachusetts casinos

Do you remember some of the biggest comebacks in New England? How about the curse-breaking 2004 Red Sox being the first team in baseball history to come back from a 0-3 deficit and win a seven-game series. Then there’s Super Bowl LI when the New England Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit in just 114 seconds, giving them the title of Super Bowl LI Champions against the Atlanta Falcons. And what about the incredible comeback of Massachusetts casinos in recent months.

The odds against them

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has tended to discourage progress in the expanding gaming industry. The reasoning has always been “to do it right”. But it’s not always negative. For example, Massachusetts has the best guarantees in New England for problem gambling with GameSense.

When it comes to gambling, casinos in Massachusetts have sometimes been overlooked. Examples include:

  • Each casino was at least a year late opening
  • Massachusetts opened after the pandemic more than a month later than the Connecticut tribal casinos. Even later than the Twin River and Tiverton casinos.
  • The reopening did not include Roulette, Craps and Poker in the first month, and poker rooms continue to be dormant, while Connecticut and New Hampshire are the only two states to offer poker in casinos.


A breathtaking return

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has kept all three casinos under a watchful eye, using more stringent Covid protocols than other companies. But that may soon change as state officials are set to discuss the rules put in place. In my opinion, the lifting of the regulations will coincide with the rebirth of casino attendance and revenues. The Massachusetts gaming industry is about to make an incredible comeback.


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