FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn are expressing disappointment after Foxborough selectmen voted to oppose a casino across from Gillette Stadium.

The 3-2 vote, which was non-binding, followed an emotional meeting attended by hundreds of town residents Tuesday night.

A brief statement issued on Wednesday by The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts criticized the decision by selectmen to deny Foxborough residents “the due process they are entitled under the state’s gaming law.”

Kraft and Wynn have called for a town-wide referendum on the proposed casino development.

The statement said Kraft and Wynn have not decided on their next steps. They have said a casino would create thousands of jobs, but opponents contend it will bring increased crime and traffic and ruin the character of the town.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (6)
  1. jaygee says:

    I can understand the arguments on both sides of the issue but my big question with regards to the Kraft family and Mr. Wynn is this; don’t both of you have enough money already and if, in your minds, you don’t, then when is enough, enough?

  2. Bobboi Mackey says:

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  3. MR says:

    Kraft says he views a casino in Foxboro as positive for the town. Wonder if he’ll say the same if the casino were to be built in his backyard in Chestnut hill.

    Easy for him to say a casino is a positive as he does not live in Foxboro and does not have to endure the hardships we all do. It already is a nightmare on game days in Foxboro. Not to mention the unruly sights during the various music festivals that take place at the stadium.

    I have lost all respect I had for Mr. Kraft as a person.

    1. BlackDog10 says:

      Completely agree… we expect this type of ‘shove it down their throats’ attitude from a sleazeball casino mogul like Wynn… but Mr. Kraft still has to show his greedy face. SHAME ON YOU KRAFT!

  4. Donna Fitzgerald Zampi says:

    For the people of Foxboro, Walpole & Norfolk who live near the proposed casino site, the casino would be an absolute nightmare. Crime, drunk driving, decreased property values & traffic are only the beginning of the problems, which cannot be rationalized by “more jobs”. Many people are also morally opposed to gambling. PLEASE sign & ask everyone you know to sign the following petition, which sends a polite message to Mr. Kraft to reconsider his quest for the casino.
    You can also ask people to get on the website & use KRAFT DO THE RIGHT THING as the name of the petition, in order to pull it up. Also, please share this to your Facebook page, tweet it, post the link on local blogs.

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