After the town of Everett authorized a casino project plan by developer Steve Wynn, numerous observers believed he previously the hand that is upper gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license one of three local licenses that will likely be awarded by the state of Massachusetts. Nonetheless it turns out that geographical quirks could make Wynn’s prospects of opening a casino there only a little tougher than he thought.
According to members of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration, Wynn may not have been as careful as he thought with his casino proposition. It appears that some associated with proposed development may be located in the populous city of Boston itself, which would give the city the best to affect the project by themselves.
Then the city would be considered a host community, and would have the ability to influence how and if the project could go forward if it were true that the Wynn proposal were to reside partially in Boston. In reality, Mayor Menino would have the ability even to simply say no to the project, scuttling it entirely.
Menino may have reason that is good achieve this. He has emerge in support of a contending casino plan that will place the resort at Suffolk Downs, and eliminating perhaps the strongest competitor for the permit would help towards getting that plan selected by the state.
However, Wynn doesn’t think that Menino’s claims hold any weight.
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