Resort and casino in Everett, Massachusetts
Hour 1: Greg and the crew are recording live at the Encore Boston Harbor. This is the first time the crew has recorded outside of the radio station since the pandemic. Greg asks Wiggy if Tom Brady would win a Superbowl with the New England Patriots roster this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This episode, @NETimeGambling stops by to indulge in an interview featuring a mysterious semi-professional card counter. Hear the ups and downs of taking on the card counting lifestyle. Also, hear dueling trip reports from Encore Boston Harbor and Foxwoods Resort Casino.
DraftKings is one of the biggest sportsbooks in the legal US sports betting market. The company started as a daily sports fantasy league site and grew from there. In a major sponsorship deal worth $350,000 million, DraftKings is the official sportsbook and daily fantasy partner of the UFC. This deal covers the entire US market and Canada. It also involves $100 million in cash. The partnership offers added opportunities for cross promotions between the two parties. This includes in-game promotions, betting odds integrations in broadcasts and increased prop bet options for sanctioned fights. Las Vegas Has Untapped Potential for eSports BettingLast year at this time, esports took center stage with mainstream sports shutdown due the coronavirus pandemic. One of the hardest-hit towns for a number of reasons was Las Vegas. Heading into this March, local industry insiders are bullish on this town’s relationship with esports. Many believe that Las Vegas could become the esports capital of North America. The HyperX Esports Arena on the Las Vegas Strip is banking on it. Casino industry experts tend to agree that Las Vegas has everything necessary to fill that role. With the addition of more mainstream pro sports franchises, esports could be able to follow suit.Casino Baccarat Cheating Scheme Results in Three IndictmentsA Middlesex County Grand Jury has indicted a trio of men in a Boston casino cheating scheme. Playing Baccarat at Encore Boston Harbor, the trio is facing various charges as a result on this scheme. Jianming Li (age 53) was a card dealer at the casino. He is facing charges of conspiracy and larceny. He will also face charges of making false statements to the gaming commission. Jun Zhang (age 41) was a former card dealer in Maryland. He is charged with conspiracy and larceny as well. De Lin (age 46) is facing conspiracy charges. Foxwoods Resort Casino Reopens Four Featured Attractions This MarchThe slow return to the new normal at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is underway. This resort has been known as the largest gaming facility in the world for the past three decades. As of March 4, the casino’s poker room will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day of the week. On March 12, the Rainmaker Casino and Atrium Bar will reopen for business with special health and safety protocols. Non-gamblers can look forward to the reopening of Topgolf Swing Suite. The entire month of March will be special at Foxwoods with numerous specials and promotions.
Michael is back, and today Steve asks him all about his trip to Encore Boston Harbor and, you guessed it, Las Vegas! We kick off the show by catching up with both Michael and Steve. After hearing about cold weather and avoiding fashion choices that’ll raise eyebrows at PETA, we tuck into the fleshy bits of the show. Michael shares his recent experiences at Encore Boston Harbor as he touches on the casino’s impressive COVID protocols, along with his hotel experiences. We then hear from Michael about his trip to Vegas as he explains the new COVID restrictions at the bar, restaurant, and, of course, the tables. Toward the end of the show, we hear about the MGM Resorts app and its benefits facilitating check-in and eliminating the need to visit the front desk. In between, Michael shares stories about his misadventures, including snowstorms, missing flights, and staying away from country music. To get the fill on Encore Boston Harbor and Las Vegas, be sure to tune in today!Be sure to join us for our next live stream! Set an alert!Book your next trip with TravelZork Travel!Luxury Hotel Program for Las Vegas and WorldwideSupport the show! VISIT ZorkOfferwww.zorkoffer.comMy AMAZING Dinner at Aria Las VegasTaiwan’s Most Famous Dumplings Are Coming To Las Vegas
Encore Boston Harbor workers voted overwhelmingly for IBEW Local 103 representation in the workplace. IBEW Local 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis spoke about this great victory, how local 103 is the fastest growing local in New England and what a pro-worker Biden administration will look like.Dan Drost, Legislative Steward, and Laurie Glicker, Executive VP of AFGE Local 3283 spoke with AWF Union Podcast about the need for the Biden administration to overturn executive orders that President Trump put in place during the pandemic because they are hurting unions and prevent them from going about their daily business. They also discussed worker safety during the pandemic.
Today, we have an extraordinary guest who is going to be talking about the New England Casino scene, with much emphasis on Massachusetts, Robin Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETimeGambling, a blog where he shares his interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. NETimeGambling’s goal is to provide the necessary resources for anyone visiting New England’s expanding casino market. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about the reopening of casinos in New England, focusing primarily on Connecticut and Massachusetts. Robin gives us an overview of what’s happening, and we talk about whether or not the casinos are implementing COVID-19 regulations, including masks, plexiglass dividers, and limited player numbers. We also discuss the increase in table game minimums and why they are affected by social distancing regulations. Finally, Robin gives us his opinions on MGM Springfield and predicts whether or not he thinks they will survive the pandemic. For everything, you need to know about New England casinos during COVID-19, tune in to this episode!NETimeGambling NETimeGambling on Twitter Robin Aubin TravelZork Should MGM Springfield Even Bother (re)Opening?The Two Resort Casinos in Massachusetts Encore Boston HarborMGM Springfield ZorkCast with Michael and co-host Steve (LasVegasUK) from Cranbrook in Kent Follow him on Twitter @LasVegasUKZorkCast FaceBook Group- JOIN TODAY! (Continue and Start the Conversation) Be sure to subscribe to the TravelZork YouTube PageAlso, check out ZorkCast LIVE replays! TravelZorkZorkCast on TwitterZorkCast on Instagram© 2020 ZorkCast © 2020 TravelZork
Eight years ago, when the legislature approved casinos in the Bay State, opponents worried that more opportunities to gamble would be difficult for people with compulsive gambling habits. Everett's Encore Boston Harbor resort is now set to open in just under two months. It's the state's third casino, with more to come. How is this impacting people addicted to gambling? Do more casinos put others at risk of developing gambling addictions? Guests: Dr. Debi LaPlante - Director of Cambridge Health Alliance's Division on Addiction Marlene Warner - Executive Director of Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Ed Talbot - Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, a 24/7 help line and a list of other resources can be found at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling's Get Help page. For listeners outside of Massachusetts: National Problem Gambling Helpline.** You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts. "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley" is produced by Fransizka Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman. Melissa Rosales is our intern. Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys', Grace Kelly and Leo P. Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.
Dorothy Boone from Temple, Texas was planning a trip to Laughlin, Nevada which included some casino gambling. Taking the advice of some close friends, she and her husband decided visit Lake Tahoe instead. They ended up at Harveys Lake Tahoe in Nevada when Dorothy landed that big jackpot. She was playing 3 Card Progressive Poker when the winning combination added up to a $1,340,518 jackpot. She told casino representatives at Harveys that part of her plans for the money was to buy a new house. She is also taking her grandchildren to Disney World or Disneyland.In The Second Story, The Encore Boston Harbor Casino Experiences a Slot Machine CrashEarlier this month on a busy Friday night, the slot screens at Encore Boston Harbor went blank. The only message on the machine was to call an attendant. This was the result of an unexpected system outage that shut everything down. The Boston-area casino offers over 2800 different versions of video slots, video poker machines and other electronic table games. While the machines were down, the casino paid out any jackpots by hand. The system was quickly restored and all winners received their funds. Everything was back to normal by 9:30 p.m. at one of the busiest casinos in the area.In The Next Story, Las Vegas Gaming Giants Hope Stocks Can Rebound Three of the biggest gaming companies in Las Vegas have gotten off to a rough start this year. The Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts all have close ties to Macao, China. This region has become the casino gambling center of Asia. Those properties were forced to briefly shutdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. They have since reopened but the damage to business has already been done. Business started to slide during the busy Chinese New Year holiday ahead of closing their doors. The Las Vegas companies expect the loss to impact first quarter results of their entire casino operations.Lastly, The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Joins the Fight Against “Skill Game”Pace-O-Matic is a large manufacturer of electronic games. It has been distributing slot-like machine games outside the legal casino gaming industry for years. The contention is that these gambling devices are legal because they are based on skill not luck. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board disagrees. Earlier this month, the PGCB decided to join and ongoing legal battle to state its case in the matter. The stance is these skill games are illegal gambling machines. The board’s lawyers also contend that they circumvent the 52 percent tax on winnings. That is what legal state casinos pay on their regulated slot machine winnings.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released its numbers for the month of January, and they show revenue expectations falling short once again for the Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino. WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas reports.
Summary = In an effort to “rightsize” operations at Encore Boston Harbor, the casino’s parent company Wynn Resorts looks to reduce costs. This is in light of the fact that the $2.6 billion gambling venue is missing its monthly revenue projections. Next Up Is Virginia Governor is “Open” to Legal Casino Gaming? The issue of legalized casino gaming in Virginia has been a hot topic for the last few years. Company officials along with state and local dignitaries showed up for Hard Rock’s ground breaking festivities in Gary. Three original members of the Jackson 5 (Marlon, Tito and Jackie) performed the honors with guitar-handled shovels. Winning just one four-digit jackpot would make any slot player’s day. Lawrence Fuller of Reno, went on a slots jackpot spree that resulted in almost $1 million in winnings. The big hit at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa was for $888,585.03.
The main commercial airport heading in and out of Las Vegas is #McCarran International. News sources were not sure if Ryan C. was just flying in or getting ready to leave town. They do know that he landed a #jackpot of $317,795.94 playing a .25 Wheel of Fortune progressive slot. The actual International Game Technology (IGT) game was Triple Red Hot 7. The big win came on Monday, Nov. 18. The airport win was just part of the recent Wheel of Fortune hot streak in November. A player hit it big at the Mirage for over $2 million playing Triple Red Hot Bells. Next Up, The Las Vegas Mirage Pays Out Over $2 Million on Slots JackpotFriday, Nov.15 will be a day that one lucky slots player will always remember. The actual jackpot added up to $2,218,046. It was won by an unidentified player on the Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot Bells. Manufactured by International Game Technology (IGT), this is part of a series of highly popular Wheel of Fortune progressive slots. The Mirage remains one of the most poplar and recognized casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The elaborate pool area consists of a tropical rain forest with a live, erupting volcano. The casino floor offers a wide selection of #slots and table games. In The Next Story, King of Twitch Poker Makes The Real Money Gambling HeadlinesThe Super Smash Bros. will host an exhibition match for “King of #Twitch #Poker.” The event is expected to be a really big deal. In attendance are poker crowd favorites such as: Mang0, Slimeil, Chillindude, Tafokints and Ludwig. Also expected at the highlighted table is Andy Milonakis of #MTV and Comedy Central. Internet personality Destiny should be there as well as A&E’s Storage Wars personality Rene Nezhoda. Players will compete for a share of the $10,000 prize purse. They can also earn a chance to join the celebrity ranks for the $75,000 “King of Twitch Poker” main event in late December.Lastly, Federal Judge Dismisses a $3 Billion Lawsuit Against Wynn ResortsA federal judge ruling in a Massachusetts courtroom did not find merit in a $3 billion lawsuit involving Wynn Resorts. The case pertained to how the Las Vegas company was able to secure a license for Encore Boston Harbor. US District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris ruled in the case. She stated that Sterling Suffolk Racecourse did not prove it’s allegations. That company claimed that #Wynn violated racketeering statutes under the federal RICO act. Sterling Suffolk proposed a Mohegan Sun casino for the Boston area. It is is “exploring all its options” after the loss in court. Wynn Resorts did not comment on the situation.
(Topic beings at 0:19:43 mark): Daniel Negreanu signs with GGPoker.... (0:40:16 mark): Shareholders for Caesars and Eldorado approve sale.... (0:47:45 mark): Palms to allow players to directly buyin to table games through debit card.... (1:02:54 mark): OJ Simpson suing the Cosmopolitan.... (1:15:08 mark): Steve Wynn claims Nevada Gaming lacks authority to punish him further.... (1:22:13 mark): William Hill buys all of Cantor Gaming's live sportsbook assets.... (1:37:09 mark) Low-limit scammer Chris Polker targeting ACR money swappers, but is there more to the story than it appears?.... (1:56:52 mark): Two people shot outside Florida poker room.... (2:01:51 mark): Resorts World Vegas to have delay, more features.... (2:15:21 mark): Caesars Diamond and cardholders can get free drinks at the Patio Bar at Flamingo.... (2:19:28 mark): Some Las Vegas locals eligible for two month upgrade & RC multiplier at area Caesars properties.... (2:23:18 mark): Good video poker machines disappearing from Harrah's and Harvey's Tahoe.... (2:33:50 mark): Encore Boston Harbor drops $50 table minimums and paid parking.... (2:43:48 mark): Two-time WSOP bracelet winner passes away.... (2:52:25 mark): Ken Scalir calls in.... tradershky co-hosts.
In this podcast, Monty Waldin interviews Brandon Tebbe MS, currently the lead sommelier at the Encore Boston Harbor in Boston, MA. Brandon is a certified Master Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador. In this interview he tells Monty how he got into wine and what the sommelier profession in the United States is like. He also talks about his new winemaking project in the Willamette Valley in Oregon producing Pinot Noir. Tune in to also learn more about Brandon’s passion for Piemonte and Barolo!
Nate and Andrew discuss Mambo Stud, some innovative policies at the new Encore Boston Harbor casino, and two interesting strategy hands. Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome/Encore/Mambo Stud 16:56 Strategy Strategy Hand 1 1/2 NLHE. Hero has $750 8 handed. Main ... Read more...
Nate and Andrew discuss the Commerce Casino, the new Encore Boston Harbor, and when to sit in the biggest game in the room. In the strategy segment, Hero rivers a straight flush, but is it strong enough to raise? Timestamps ... Read more...
Encore Boston Harbor lawsuit; Stumptown; Does Dr. Mike ever get tipped? David; Maximum in-machine balances; Resort fees; Lucky Shooter craps side bet; Trip reports: Blackhawk and Central City; Biloxi; Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady; FireKeepers Casino Hotel; Mount Airy Casino; Carson City
Druff runs very deep in WSOP Main Event, and talks about his experiences with eventual winner Hossein Ensan (topic starts at 0:25:40 mark). Main Event bubble clusterfuck occurs, including a missing min-casher (1:27:37). Unexpected "second bubble" mess occurs at 163rd place at Main Event (2:00:55). Jack Effel causes controversy with ruling/attitude in critical moment for Dario Sammartino close to Main Event final table (2:17:31). Alex Livingston's QQ fold preflop during final 6 at Main Event -- smart or stupid (2:31:43)? Druff gets pulled over for violation of "Move Over Law" south of Vegas (2:50:25). Update on Smashburger Rio situation (3:23:29). Lawsuit filed against Encore Boston Harbor (3:43:19). Comedian Doug Stanhope gets banned from Rio, blames it on bad review he posted in February (3:59:12). Two guys scammed terminal cancer patient Kevin Roster, including a Baylor tennis player and a guy Druff once knew in 2009 (4:35:24). Is VPNing into non-US-accepting poker sites cheating (5:13:33)? Guy wins $500 royal flush promo at MGM Springfield, but they won't pay him due to leaving ID in the car, and they won't let him get it (5:36:50). WSOP.com allegedly ships wrong amount of chips to winner of side pot in tournament (6:05:09). Maurice Hawkins accused of ripping off a backer again (6:21:17). Dennis Blieden accused of embezzling $22 million from company to enter high stakes poker tournaments (6:51:07). Robert Alexander accused of embezzling investor money to gamble, play poker (7:03:29). Borgata went after Ivey's Nevada assets, WSOP winnings (7:16:33). Video poker with over 100% payback at mid-limits offered by Downtown Grand in Vegas, then downgraded (7:29:13). Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena, CA has roof collapse (7:46:04). tradershky co-hosts part of this marathon 8-hour episode.
Look, Matt is VERY SORRY about all of the recent repeating episodes, and he's decided to make it up to you by weighing in on the very upsetting story of the woman who gave birth to the wrong embryos. The egg signal goes out for a woman who is wondering if there's anyone else out there with a disability who is married to a trans woman who froze her sperm prior to transitioning (we assured her that there was, so please, show yourselves!). We also hear from listeners with advice for nurses and for anyone looking for a daycare. Plus, Matt finally gets his review of the Encore Boston Harbor! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Charlotte “CB” Glasser is an LGBTQ entrepreneur, living bi-coastally between the East Coast and Los Angeles. You may have seen her on Netflix’s popular new series, “Dating Around” Episode 6 - Mila. A proud co-producer of NYC’s largest and longest running LGBTQ party, Hot Rabbit, CB hung up her production hat to focus on hospitality while working as Director of Marketing for LA’s prestigious h.Wood Group. Most recently she has accepted a position for the Wynn’s newest 5-start Resort and Casino, Encore Boston Harbor where she focuses on Player Development and Marketing Strategy. ------ The Queer Ambition podcast is the ONLY podcast celebrating rising LGBTQ professionals, providing advice on navigating the modern workplace and discussing polarizing topics within the community. THUMBS UP and SUBSCRIBE! Listen to the podcast audio on iTunes and Google Play. Follow Queer Ambition on: SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/queer-ambition Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/queerambition Instagram - @QueerAmbition
BIG Dave and Joe discuss players at the WSOP with strong resumes that finally won their first bracelets: Stephen Chidwick, Joseph Cheong, and Ari Engel, The guys also discuss the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor and close out bu running down the Poker Hall of Fame nominees for 2019.
Today on Boston Public Radio: We went over the latest political headlines with former state treasurers Shannon O’Brien and Joe Malone. Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, explained Trump’s 180 on Iran. We opened up the lines and asked listeners about the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino this weekend. Attorney General Maura Healey took our questions and yours. We continued our conversation about the casino and also previewed a brand new podcast from Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmet Price: “All Rev’d Up.”
Matt Murphy talks about where Beacon Hill stands on the ROE Act abortion access bill, Katie Lannan looks ahead to the Legislature's agenda for the rest of the summer, and Colin A. Young looks ahead two days to the much-anticipated opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino.
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened up the lines and asked listeners about the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino this weekend. After years of planning, construction, and controversy, is the long nightmare finally over? Or has it just begun? Medical ethicist Arthur Caplan discusses New York’s latest move on vaccine exemptions and other health stories. Emily Rooney, host of “Beat the Press,” shared her famous list of observations and frustrations. Donald Trump refuses to apologize for his comments about the Central Park Five. Callie Crossley, host of “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley,” weighed in on that and more. The Boston Globe’s business columnist Shirley Leung called in live from the curved escalator of Encore Boston Harbor (well, close by, but you get the idea.) It’s a pledge master face-off on our Friday News Quiz. WGBH’s own Edgar B. Herwick III and Andy Hicks got quizzed on their knowledge of Jim and Margery trivia.
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press,” brought us updates on the latest national news. We asked listeners about Joe Biden’s comments citing his past relationships with segregationist senators as evidence that he can reach across political divides. Is he totally out of touch? Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral discussed the mysterious details around the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz. It’s the summer solstice! Are you celebrating the season? Or are you despondent because the days just get shorter from here? We asked you. Massachusetts Gaming Commission chair Cathy Judd-Stein discussed the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett this weekend. Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Paul Reville looked at a study that suggests students who work while in college earn higher wages once they graduate.
Randy from Big Night Entertainment joins BIlly and Jenny to talk about the new nightclub at restaurant they have opening at Encore Boston Harbor as well as the many accolades they have received for their many nightclubs and restaurants already.
Billy kicks off the show by talking about what we should expect when the new Encore Boston Harbor opens in a few weeks and one of our sponsors, The Boch Center just announced a show with Madonna!
On episode 25 we report on the now dead deal between MGM and Wynn for the Encore Boston Harbor casino. Take an inside look at Gronk"s Super bowl Birthday bash. This plus we get ready to take sports betting to the State house hearings next week. Check out the website wwwartinthegame.net for photos and more. Also get ready for next week's guest Dustin Gouker from wwwlegalsportsreport.com Do you want to learn how to be a more advantaged of video poker player? You can play for free and become a better player using training mode with our special members link www.videopoker.com/artinthegame our members who sign up with an email receive 14 days of gold membership for free! Compete in daily weekly and monthly cash contests and become a better player. Artwork
Eight years ago, when the legislature approved casinos in the Bay State, opponents worried that more opportunities to gamble would be difficult for people with compulsive gambling habits. Everett's Encore Boston Harbor resort is now set to open in just under two months. It's the state's third casino, with more to come. How is this impacting people addicted to gambling? Do more casinos put others at risk of developing gambling addictions? Guests: Dr. Debi LaPlante - Director of Cambridge Health Alliance's Division on Addiction Marlene Warner - Executive Director of Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Ed Talbot - Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, a 24/7 help line and a list of other resources can be found at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling's Get Help page: https://masscompulsivegambling.org/get-help/ For listeners outside of Massachusett, National Problem Gambling Helpline: https://www.ncpgambling.org/help-treatment/national-helpline-1-800-522-4700/ Later in the show… Every family has an origin story. But chances are you haven't seen one like playwright Qui Nguyen's. Inspired by the lives of his parents who met in an Arkansas refugee camp after the fall of Saigon, Nguyen's rap-infused romantic comedy "Vietgone" is an unexpected recounting of the realities faced by the Vietnamese refugees who came to the U.S. to make a new start. Guests: Michelle Aguillon — Director of Company One Theatre's production of "Vietgone." Quentin Nguyen-duy — Actor with Company One Theatre, playing the role of Quang in "Vietgone."
Billy and Jenny are joined by the Executive Director of Food and Beverage for Encore Boston Harbor, Warren Richards, as well as Joel, the Executive Pastry Chef and his assistant Maria. They give us a preview of what to expect when we walk into Encore Boston Harbor and let us know all the fabulous restaurants we will have the opportunity to dine in.