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Boston Refuses Arbitration With Wynn Resorts

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State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond now that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has refused to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a financial compensation deal. The casino proposes a $1.6 billion resort in neighboring Everett.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday asked its staff to review similar agreements between local municipalities and casino operators as it decides what steps it will take. It also requested staff to gather information about possible casino impacts on Boston from Wynn, the city, the commission's consultants, community members and other sources.

Reaching deals with municipalities is a key part of seeking a Massachusetts casino license. Last week, Boston reached a deal worth $300 million over 15 years with Mohegan Sun, which proposes a $1.3 billion resort in Revere.

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