BOSTON — In a licensing process that’s seen its fair share of twists and turns, the state gaming commission is once again testing the limits of the state’s 2011 law legalizing casinos.
The commission is currently conducting research to determine how much money the city of Boston deserves to offset the impacts of the proposed casino project in Everett next door. The commission stepped in after the city was unable to reach a so-called surrounding community agreement with Wynn Resorts on its own. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh walked away from the arbitration process.
With the Boston community agreement and Greater Boston casino license still on the line, Wynn Resorts Senior Vice President of Development Robert DeSalvio joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the proposal. It’s part of a series of conversations with casino developers. DeSalvio, who would be the CEO of the Everett casino, says the power of the Everett proposal rests in the Wynn name.