Report: Wynn advances plan for Mass. casino

Posted: 12/21/12 at 9:55 am EST

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) -- Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn has taken another step in his latest bid to bring a resort casino to Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe reports that Wynn has signed an option on 35 acres of land along the Mystic River in Everett. He visited the site, formerly home to a chemical plant, and met with city officials last month.

Wynn dropped an earlier proposal to develop a casino in Foxborough after opposition from residents and town officials.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has set a Jan. 15 deadline for potential casino developers to submit a preliminary application along with a $400,000 application fee.

If Wynn moves ahead with the Everett plan, he'll likely compete with Suffolk Downs in East Boston for the single resort casino license in eastern Massachusetts.

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