The tribal company said that it is willing to buy the Everett facility if Wynn loses its licence.
US.- Mohegan Sun is reportedly interested in taking over the ownership of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Massachusetts, if state regulators find that Wynn Resorts is unsuitable to hold the licence of the facility.
The local gaming commission is set to determine the outcome of a case involving Steve Wynn, former CEO and co-founder of Wynn Resorts.
“If that determination finds Wynn Resorts unsuitable to hold a gaming licence in Massachusetts, Mohegan Sun is prepared to participate in a process that would assign that licence to another operator — and enter into negotiations with the appropriate parties to acquire the facility under construction in Everett,” said a Mohegan Sun representative to the Boston Herald.
“Mohegan Sun has always believed it is the best choice as gaming operator and licence holder for a Region A resort casino, and will be committed to opening the Everett facility in a timely manner should it get the opportunity,” the company added.
The company has already held initial meetings with the community around the casino and said that if Wynn’s licence is stripped, it would honour existing agreements that Wynn has negotiated with surrounding communities.
Despite the interest, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria rejected the idea of Mohegan Sun taking over the casino, and said that its agreement with Wynn Resorts gives it the chance to approve or reject the sale to a new company. “Mohegan Sun is not welcome to operate a casino in the City of Everett. We made a deal with Wynn Resorts to operate a 5-star international destination resort and I will never accept anything less — certainly not a gaming parlor that would be used to protect their interests in Connecticut at the expense of our community and residents,” he said.