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Foxborough Gambling Proposal Canceled After Anti-Casino Vote05:21
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Seven months after Massachusetts passed a law to permit casino gambling in the state, the people of Foxborough have made their feelings clear: not in our backyard. And a day after they elected two anti-casino members to their Board of Selectmen, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and casino developer Steve Wynn said, "we hear you." They suspended their bid to build a $1 billion casino-resort in the town.

In a statement today, the Kraft Group said, "the citizens of Foxborough have spoken...we have heard them and respect their collective voice...and we will be suspending our efforts regarding a destination resort development."

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This segment aired on May 8, 2012.

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