Caesars To Appeal Dismissed Lawsuit Against State

Caesars Entertainment has filed notice that it intends to appeal a federal judge's decision dismissing its lawsuit against the state's top gambling regulator.

The Las Vegas gambling giant sued Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby last year alleging he violated the company's constitutionally-guaranteed due process and equal protection rights and unfairly favored Wynn Resorts' rival casino project in Everett.

Caesars, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday, had been a partner with Suffolk Downs for a $1 billion casino project at the horse track in East Boston and Revere.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton dismissed the suit in May, concluding Caesars' claim rested on a "shaky foundation" of "naked assertions," "improbable inferences" and "sensational accusations."


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