FOXBORO (AP) — 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 Foxboro.
Wynn said Monday in a letter delivered to about 8,000 Foxboro 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.”
The plan met with resistance at a Planning Board meeting last week, with opponents saying a casino would cause traffic and crime problems and destroy the town’s character.
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