Wynn Resorts unveils Plan for $1.2b Boston Casino
Wynn Resorts Ltd. has officially unveiled their model for a proposed $1.2 billion suburban Boston casino. And Wynn Resorts did so in spectacular fashion by showing spectators a carefully-crafted, $90,000 model of the casino.
Gamal Aziz, who’s the president and chief operating officer of Wynn Resorts Development, held a press conference to explain the $90k model in great detail. The 100,000-square-foot casino will include a spa, nightclub, restaurants, shops and an indoor glass “winter garden.” Additionally, there’ll be an 18,000-square-foot ballroom, a tall bronze glass tower, and 551 hotel rooms.
The model that Aziz showed press members is actually a story in itself. It was so large that Wynn officials couldn’t fit it on a private jet. So they broke the model down into pieces and had it trucked to Boston via large crates. Those wishing to see the model can view it at the Everett United office, which is a lobbying group financed by the Wynn.The casino would be built in Everett, which is a suburb that’s located north of Downtown Boston. Everett residents head to the polls on June 22nd to decide whether or not they want a casino. Voters have to approve the matter before a casino license will be issued. This will be the first such vote in Massachusetts since 2011, when the state legalized casinos.
Wynn Resorts is one of three companies that’s hoping to claim the single Boston-area casino license. Suffolk Downs, in East Boston, and Foxwoods, in Milford, Mass., are also hoping to win the rights to build a gaming establishment. But once again, everything is contingent upon the Everett residents approving a potential casino.
If approved, the casino would certainly stand a good chance of success. After all, the Boston area has a metropolitan area of 4,591,112 people and houses no legal casinos within its city limits.