BOSTON — Wynn Resorts says all three owners of the former chemical plant in Everett where it wants to develop a $1.6 billion resort casino have signed statements that no criminals will secretly profit from the land deal.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has said signing the disclosure document was critical as it decided whether to award Wynn the lone casino license in the lucrative Boston region. The state’s 2011 casino law expressly prohibits felons from profiting from a casino.
The commission’s investigators are concerned at least two convicted felons are still silent partners in the land venture and at least one of the owners of the land had refused to sign the statement in recent months.
Mohegan Sun is also vying for the Boston-area casino license with a Revere proposal.