Tangled web for Massachusetts casino scene

|By:, SA News Editor

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to award a casino license in Massachusetts in September as it brushes aside concerns voters will decide in a November referendum to repeal a state law allowing casinos.

Wynn Resorts (WYNN +0.6%) and Mohegan Sun are battling for license in the Boston area, while MGM Resorts (MGM +1.4%) has already been granted a license for a complex in Springfield.

The political backdrop in the state is clouding the casino scene with both the state AG and the mayor of Boston letting their opinions be known.