The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has set a timetable of May to award the casino licenses in Eastern and Western Massachusetts.
MGM Resorts wins Maryland's sixth and last casino license; Hard Rock International rumoured to be acquiring Atlantic City's Revel casino
While this hurdle has been cleared, MGM still has a ways to go before it can win that casino license in Western Massachusetts.
MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts' suitability hearing by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been set for December 16.
US-China Economic Security Review Commission recommends greater scrutiny of US casino operators' financial dealings in Macau.
The story of Macau has been a classic tale of battle between fear and greed. It was greed, that led Western operators to enter their market.
MGM Resorts posts $31.8m Q3 loss; MyVEGAS mobile app coming next week; expect Atlantic City relicensing by Q1 2014.
In the US, Wynn has been overshadowed by rival Sheldon Adelson, scourge of online gambling, and richest American in the gambling industry.
Getting the thumbs up from state regulators is huge for MGM, which has had to evade allegations of shady tactics in Macau in the past year.
MGM, Golden Nugget, and Boyd have requested extensions before going live with their online poker systems to fix any potential problems.