Kraft, Wynn Suspend Foxboro Casino Plans
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FOXBORO (CBS) – Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn suspended their plans for a casino in Foxboro Tuesday afternoon.
Their joint announcement came less than a day after Foxboro residents sided with casino critics in voting for two select board members opposed to any talks over a $1 billion resort casino proposal.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports
Wynn, a Las Vegas developer, planned to build the resort on land leased from Kraft, who owns the Patriots, Gillette Stadium and the Patriot Place mall.
“We have the greatest respect for Steve Wynn, his team and his business model, and believe this unique opportunity was worthy of a chance to be heard. With Monday’s election, we believe the citizens of Foxborough have spoken. As we originally committed, we have heard them and respect their collective voice,” The Kraft Group said in a statement.
“With that democratic statement, as opposed to the voices of five individuals, we will be suspending our efforts regarding a destination resort development.”
“Yesterday’s election demonstrates the community’s will and Wynn Resorts respects the outcome,” Wynn Resorts said in the statement.