Wynn Resorts gets approval for casino in Boston

The development will be located in Everett, adjacent to Boston’s boundary.
The development will be located in Everett, adjacent to Boston’s boundary.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted in favour of the project clearing the way for the construction of the resort.

US.- Wynn’s planned US$1.7 billion resort near Boston was unanimously approved on Thursday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in a 3-0 vote.

The agreement between Steve Wynn and the city’s mayor, Marty Walsh, was halted by the last one in 2014, just after the commission granted Wynn its license. Walsh even sued the commission with the purpose of blocking the project, but the lawsuit was dismissed two months ago and the casino mogul and the mayor came to an understanding.

According to, Boston’s chief attorney, Eugene O’Flaherty, the city was “looking forward to developing a new relationship, not only with Wynn but also with the Mass. Gaming Commission.”

Under the brand new agreement, Wynn will pay the city US$2 million per year and invest in infrastructure to improve traffic issued around Boston’s Sullivan Square.