After the city of Everett authorized a casino project plan by developer Steve Wynn, many observers believed he had the hand that is upper gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license one of three regional licenses that are going to be granted by their state of Massachusetts. However it turns out that geographical quirks could make Wynn’s prospects of opening a casino there a little tougher than he thought.
According to members of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s management, Wynn may not have been as careful as he thought together with his casino proposition. It would appear that some associated with the proposed development may be located in the city of Boston itself, which would give the city the proper to influence 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 fact, Mayor Menino would have the ability even to simply say no to the project, scuttling it entirely.
Menino may have reason that is good do this. He has come out in help of a competing casino plan that would place the resort at Suffolk Downs, and eliminating perhaps the strongest competitor for the permit would go a long way towards getting that plan chosen by the state.
However, Wynn doesn’t believe Menino’s claims hold any weight.
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