Casino Operator To Visit Patriots Owner's Home

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has invited a Las Vegas casino operator to Foxborough to gauge interest in a possible resort development near Gillette Stadium.

A spokesman for The Kraft Group said in a statement that Steve Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., will attend Sunday's game between the Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. During his visit he will also meet with Foxborough residents to determine if there's "mutual interest" in a resort.

The Krafts own the parcel across from the stadium but have not reached any agreement to lease it.

NFL rules prohibit teams from owning casinos.

A Kraft Group lawyer recently drafted a proposed town bylaw that could allow for a casino. Selectmen have not approved that change.

A new state law authorizes up to three resort casinos in Massachusetts.

This program aired on December 2, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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