Wynn’s casino in Everett faces one year delay

The projected US$1.7 billion casino near Boston has been the target of multiple lawsuits.

US.- Shortly after Wynn Resorts reached an agreement with gambling regulators in Massachusetts, the city of Somerville filed an administrative appeal to challenge the project.

Steve Wynn closed a deal with Boston City Mayor Martin Walsh who agreed to stop filing lawsuits against Wynn Resorts in exchange of compensating the city for traffic and any issues connected to the projected casino.

Last Thursday the city of Somerville introduced an appeal questioning the validity of the environmental permit, which was granted to Wynn Resorts by the Department of Environmental Protection. This appeal will go through a legal process that could take from six months to one year to be concluded, leaving Wynn’s license “on hold until is resolved,” at the state Department of Environment Protection.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone said that “the project will have serious consequences to the health of city residents as an estimated 18,000 people per day are expected to drive to the casino.”

On its part, Michael Weaver, Wynn spokesman said Somerville mayor wants “to politicise this issue for his own benefit.”