Like many of you I am sure, I was somewhat taken aback by the news that Caesars Entertainment failed a mandatory background check in Massachusetts and was forced to withdraw from the partnership attempting to win one of the state’s four gaming licenses for Suffolk Downs racetrack in Boston.
Honestly, this just doesn’t ring right. Despite some well publicized financial issues, Caesars Entertainment is still one of the preeminent casino developers in the nation and the world, operators of 54 casinos in 13 states and six countries, with nary a whisper of major impropriety. It is one of the companies a jurisdiction intent on establishing a successful gaming market should welcome, not drive away. Hell, Caesars CEO Gary Loveman even lives in the state.