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Everett Voters To Decide On Casino

BOSTON — Voters in Everett Saturday are deciding whether to give the green light to Steve Wynn’s plan to build a $1.2 billion casino in the city.

Wynn, a Las Vegas casino operator, signed a host community agreement with city officials that calls for $30 million in advanced payments and more than $25 million in annual payments to Everett if the casino opens for business.

The vote on Saturday is the first binding referendum on a casino proposal since the 2011 passage of the state’s expanded gambling law.

Voter approval of a host community agreement is required before a developer can seek a casino license from the state gambling commission.

Wynn has also agreed to other conditions including the clean-up of pollution on the proposed site along the Mystic River, which formerly housed a chemical plant.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/futo.buddy Futo Buddy

    at first I was against the casinos but then I had a idea. in Worcester there is perennial debate about where to put the “wet” homeless shelter. they should be allowed to have the casino as long as they have the wet shelter inside of the casino.

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