Casino Operator Appeals Directly To Foxborough

Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn is taking his bid to build a gambling facility in partnership with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the vicinity of Gillette Stadium straight to the people of Foxborough.

Wynn said Monday in a letter delivered to about 8,000 Foxborough homes that his $1 billion proposal would provide thousands of jobs, with local residents given preference in hiring. It also promised child care, and pointed out that gambling would be just a small portion of the facility's overall square footage, that would include hotels, spas and restaurants.

He also promised to address residents' concerns "individually."

On Tuesday night, the Foxborough Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to let Wynn present his proposal with Kraft in a public hearing next month.

This article was originally published on December 13, 2011.

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