BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Steve Wynn is pumping up his planned resort casino for the Boston-area.
The Boston Globe reports that the casino mogul has scrapped a proposed hotel tower panned by state gambling regulators in favor of a gently curving bronze structure resembling his signature hotels in Las Vegas — Wynn and Encore. Wynn also wants to add more hotel rooms to the Everett waterfront project, possibly add a showroom for live entertainment and spend close to $1.75 billion.READ MORE: Local Researchers Test COVID Samples To Determine Prevalence Of Omicron Variant In Massachusetts
The redesign was required by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in order to receive the Region A Gaming license, according to former Ward Six Everett City Councilor Michael J. McLaughlin.READ MORE: Amid Concerns Over Omicron COVID Variant, CDC Says All Vaccinated Adults Should Get Booster Shots
The Wynn Resorts project, which bested a rival Mohegan Sun plan in Revere for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, had been estimated to cost $1.6 billion. Regulators have also licensed an MGM casino in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield and a Penn National Gaming slots parlor in the southeastern town of Plainville.MORE NEWS: Omicron Variant: Dr. Mallika Marshall Explains What's Known And What's Not
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