Everett: Steve Wynn Dismisses Rival Casino Project

An artist's rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett. (Wynn Resorts Holdings)

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett. (Wynn Resorts Holdings)


Casino mogul Steve Wynn says he doesn’t care about a rival casino being developed south of Boston by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.

Wynn made the comment Tuesday during a rare public visit to Massachusetts as the Cape Cod-based tribe pitched its own casino plan to state gambling regulators.

Wynn said he met with area mayors and lawmakers to discuss his proposed Boston-area casino, tentatively titled the Wynn Boston Harbor.

Wynn’s project on the Everett waterfront had been expected to break ground this spring but has been put on hold pending a series of legal challenges.

Wynn said he had no plans to meet or negotiate with Somerville, the neighboring city challenging the state environmental permit for his $1.7 billion casino.

- A.P. News

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