New design for Wynn’s Casino in Everett

Steve Wynn revealed new details about the project in a press conference held in Boston.

US.- Steve Wynn visited Massachusetts to unveil two new designs for his gambling facility in Everett, following instructions suggested by the Massachusetts Gambling Commission.

Wynn won the Greater Boston casino license in 2014 but since then, his projected resort in Everett has suffered a number of delays due to opponents’ legal and environmental challenges and the casino is currently on hold. Wynn’s visit may be useful to put pressure on Somerville’s Mayor Joe Curtatone, whose environmental challenge has delayed the project’s groundbreaking.

During the conference, Wynn revealed new details about the project. First, he increased the cost of the casino resort from US$1.7 billion to US$2 billion. According to the casino operator, the company has already spent US$300 million on the project. Even after the environmental appeal which challenges the project’s permit granted by the state Department of Environmental Protection, Wynn affirms he expects to break ground in July.

John Fish, head of Suffolk Construction and Wynn’s contractor estimated on Tuesday that construction will take 28 or 30 months to be completed. This means the gambling facility will be open by late 2018.