Encore Boston Harbor Not Cheating Customers: Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Encore Boston Harbor Not Cheating Customers: Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday addressed the allegations of ‘cheating’ against the Wynn Resort’s new Encore Boston Harbor Casino.

The gaming commission’s Investigation and Enforcement Bureau reviewed the allegations and confirmed that operations at Encore Casino are in compliance with state regulations and that it is not rounding down payouts from slot machines.

However, chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein says the casino will still be monitored. “We want to make sure we review matters fairly, objectively and transparently,” said Judd-Stein.

The gambling regulators said that upon preliminary investigation they haven’t found anything that would amount to cheating as such. The gambling regulators have rejected the allegations made by the lawsuit.

Earlier this week, a New York gambler Richard Schuster filed a lawsuit against the Everett Casino. The lawsuit alleges that the casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at blackjack and rounding down payouts from slot machines. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court.

According to the figures released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Encore Boston Harbor casino grossed $16.7 million in its opening week. On the other hand, MGM Springfield generated $19.9 million gross revenue for the entire month. Wynn’s Boston casino started welcoming guests from June 23.

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