Never mind the political opposition—or the community opposition, for that matter—or the opposition coming from each other for one another: Wynn and Caesars, the two Vegas firms vying for the one Greater Boston gaming license, are still very much at the table.
Bill Walczak on Tuesday became the first of the 1,723 candidates running for Boston mayor to come out against a casino-resort at Suffolk Downs (the one Caesars wants to operate). And current Boston Mayor Tom Menino has long opposed a casino-resort in neighboring Everett (the one Wynn wants to operate). Both would-be resorts have faced community opposition as well, pretty much from the start.
And! Per The Herald: "Casino revenue at Caesars fell 7.5 percent in the second quarter compared to last year, while Wynn reported making less money than expected in Macau." Moreover! A New Hampshire pol is set to introduce legislation to legalize casinos in the Granite State. Wynn and Caesars are smiling through it all, though, with reps from both telling Chris Cassidy they're pushing ahead with their Hub plans. Stay tuned.
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