A Federal Court has ruled in favour of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and dismissed a lawsuit from casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation which had claimed that the commission had unfairly favoured a competing casino licensing bid from rival Wynn Resorts.

In a decision last Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed Caesars’ lawsuit against MGC chairman Stephen Crosby and Karen Wells, director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau, based upon allegations arising out of the Eastern Mass gaming licensing process.

The matter came to the First Circuit Court of Appeals following Caesars’ appeal of the Federal District Court’s decision to dismiss all of Caesars’ claims against Crosby and Wells in May of last year.

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