After the city of Everett approved a casino project plan by developer Steve Wynn, many observers believed he previously the hand that is upper gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license one of three local licenses that are awarded by the state of Massachusetts. Nonetheless it turns out that geographical quirks may 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 might not have been as careful as he thought along with his casino proposal. It seems that some regarding the proposed development may be located inside the populous city of Boston itself, which would give the town the proper to impact the project 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 could have reason that is good do this. He has come out in help of a competing casino plan that could place the resort at Suffolk Downs, and eliminating perhaps the competitor that is strongest for the license would go a long way towards getting that plan chosen by the state.
However, Wynn does not believe that Menino’s claims hold any fat.
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