After the city of Everett authorized a casino project plan by designer Steve Wynn, many observers believed he previously the upper hand in gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license certainly one of three local licenses that will be granted by the state of Massachusetts. Nonetheless it turns out that geographical quirks can make Wynn’s prospects of opening a casino there 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 together with casino proposition. It appears that some associated with the proposed development may be located inside the populous city of Boston itself, which may give the city the proper to influence the project on their own.
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 fact, Mayor Menino would have the ability even to simply say no to the project, scuttling it entirely.
Menino might have good reason to do so. He has come out in help of a competing casino plan that will place the resort at Suffolk Downs, and eliminating perhaps the competitor that is strongest for the license would help towards getting that plan chosen by the state.
However, Wynn doesn’t genuinely believe that Menino’s claims hold any weight.
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