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Gov. Charlie Baker: No deals to sell Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield casinos ....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by KVX, May 21, 2019.

  1. 1776

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    Will Encore offer Boston oriented betting? Like when and where the next MBTA failure will occur?
     
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    Only twice as much ???
    For a project in Massachusetts that's a bargain.
    Bostons $2.9B tunnel only cost $30B so far.
     
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  4. Canndo

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    I went to the Encore last night, with my wife. We had a $300 dinner and drinks at “Rare”, for free. Then blew some dough at the tables. It was included as part of a special invitation preview night. We had a great night.
     
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  5. RumRunner

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    Well if they are charging for parking, I won't be going there much. I go to Foxwoods a couple times a year, free parking. Although I could take a bus to Encore, it's only one town away. I think it's a sh1tty thing to charge for parking for people that are basically giving you all their money while there.
     
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    Shuttle from Wellington is best bet. 9 to park there and the ride is free for now.
     
  7. SERE

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    Pay for parking was always intended. There is an "Encore" shuttle that runs through Malden for guests and staff.

    ETA:
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    After months of making headlines, the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino is set to open on Sunday. And among the many choices patrons have to make — there are 15 dining options, including a Dunkin’ — is how to get there.

    There are a variety of transportation options, and officials are urging visitors to use alternatives to driving.

    “I think we are all one voice when we tell visitors to please leave your cars at home,” Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. said at a recent press conference. “With all of these options, there is no reason to drive here.”

    If you must drive to the casino, there’s indoor parking available. It costs $22 for six hours, or $42 for 24 hours. There’s also valet parking — $29 for up to six hours, $49 for up to 24 hours. Nearby, the casino has a couple of off-site lots – a 700-space community lot across the street at 31 Mystic St. in Everett, the cost is to be determined, and the Rivergreen lot at 1 Rivergreen Drive in Everett — no cost for up to the first six hours and $5 for six to 24 hours; one of the casino’s shuttles runs for free to this lot.

    Here are all of the other ways to get to the casino, whether it’s by rail, road, or water:

    From within Boston:
    • Take the Orange Line to the Wellington or Malden Center stops and then board the casino’s free shuttle. Visitors can also get off at Sullivan Station and then use bus routes 104, 105, or 109 to get to the casino.
    • Take the Silver Line SL3 to Chelsea. A free shuttle will pick people up at the casino’s own bus stop next to Market Basket.
    • Take the Blue Line from Wonderland and get off at the Aquarium stop. Encore has a ferry from Long Wharf. There’s also a ferry from the World Trade Center to the casino. They both cost $7 one-way. Passengers can also ride the ferry from the World Trade Center to Long Wharf, which costs $5.
     
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  8. GlockJock

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    Don't know about everyone else here but the wife and I really enjoy fine "dining" at Dunkin Donuts...
    We both simply can't WAIT to take the Orange Line down to Malden Center and hop a scenic shuttle over to the new, big piece of Tiramisu off in the pollution-filled horizon...

    If, that is, the Malden Center "Homeys" and junkies and general dirtbags (lived there 20+ years and believe me it - THAT - was one of the reasons we sold the house and got out of there!) that hang out around Malden allow us to peacefully wait for the shuttle bus without having to put the muzzle of our CCWs into the maggot(s) face(s) and "GET THE FUQ AWAY FROM US OR WE'LL BLOW YOUR FUQQIN HEAD OFF"..as they look back at you with their "puzzled" heroin and Oxy infused blank gaze and tell YOU that YOU must have a "problem" for not wanting them within thirty yards of you and your wife/girl/etc.

    Otherwise, I'm sure it'll be a wonderfully enjoyable evening in Everett a few months from now when the "newness" wears off, the media and the Governor and the army of cops protecting everyone this weekend, (until lousy weather sets in, etc) are nowhere to be found, the place is three-quarters empty and anyone who went there once for the "experience" has said "Absolutely no effin way am I ever going back to that 'Palace in the middle of a pisshole' ...."

    Just sayin'
     
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    That's uhh... descriptive...
     
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    So tell us how you really feel
     
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    State sponsored organized crime to rob you with a Charrley and Marhty smile. Right on a river to throw you in if you get in over your head. Do cement shoes come in colors of your choice? Stand over your toilet, put in your money, push the lever and wait to see if your a winner!

    I'd rather go to Jupiter FL for a sure winner massage!
     
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    this place is going to be really interesting when the novelty wears off and turns into a total ghost town.
     
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    I've said from the outset that the best bet in the place is on whatever the "over-under" is (I'll take a grand worth of action on the "under") as to how long before the beautiful palace known as Encore Boston Harbor is sold off to Holiday Inn or Hilton Doubletree (etc etc).. and they're "renting" Section 8 rooms to several of Massachusetts' absolute finest "Sanctuary Citizens" and their "families" (etc etc), the rent being "subsidized" by the state, and/or the awesome landlord known as
    ". hud.gov.us"... the "lobby attendant/security guard speaks broken (and barely) English, and the only residents paying full price are able to afford it cuz they're holding several jobs as a part-time dancer at the "Squire" Men's Lounge in Revere, as well as a part-time "Massage Therapist" at the Asian "clinic" in Chelsea Square, and, in her spare time, a yoga/spin class instructor at Boston Sports Club in Wellington Circle, Medford.. etc etc etc.

    Just sayin'
     
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    Encore is expanding its footprint, has just put in for a permit to build a bike/footbridge to the mall and is still buying up property.

    ETA: Encore Boston Harbor: The Everett casino just opened. What happens next? | Boston.com

    Across the street from the 33-acre Encore property, the company has purchased an additional 11 acres — comprising 82 individual parcels — for future development, potentially with other partners.
    In their eyes, Everett would become an international destination, and not just for gambling.

    “With the property that we have across the street, in conjunction with this as really a major anchor, there will be other hospitality and tourism-related assets that would work quite well with the property,” Encore Boston Harbor President Bob DeSalvio told Boston.com in an interview.

    What exactly does that mean?

    According to DeSalvio, the possibilities include hotels (in addition to the casino’s pricey, 671-room resort tower), apartments, meeting and convention space (“There never seems to be enough of it in Greater Boston”), restaurants, bars, and even an arena or large-scale concert venue (which Encore Boston Harbor does not yet have).

    “We’re going to start with a blank canvas,” he said.

    DeSalvio says that Wynn hasn’t yet started creating any designs or timeline for the property, but they do have lofty aspirations.

    “Our idea — I believe, along with the mayor’s — is to continue to redevelop this area so that it’s known as the entertainment district in the Northeast,” Maddox said.

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    Another project potentially in the works is a multi-million dollar footbridge across the Mystic River, connecting the casino with Assembly Square and, importantly, its Orange Line MBTA station. Currently, MBTA riders can take a free shuttle from the Orange Line’s Wellington or Malden Center stops — or walk more than a mile from Sullivan Station.
     
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    The T should have just left the Orange Line "El" to Everett, intact. It went right by what's now the Casino main entrance, across from the scrap dealer and the Edison plant...
     
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    This thing will probably go bankrupt in 10 years and be replaced by a soccer stadium center similar to Gillette's Foxboro complex.

    It's an Atlantic City clone catering to the greasy Everett/Revere/Chelsea nightclub crowd. That's not really a high value clientele outside of maybe laundering organized crime money.
     
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    My first experience was walking in, getting a optical pat down by 3 bouncers who had no suave, and was then greeted by an angry italian who was yelling at some asian guy telling him to "mind his own f***ing busniess" at either a poker table or roulette wheel, I couldn't quite see.

    Pretty sure that guy got the boot, and all I could think while what I think was a Spanish hooker walked by was "Whalecum to Ahnkoah".
     

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