Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is sueing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission over their decision to award a license to a Wynn casino task in Everett.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is not happy in regards to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision to award a casino to Wynn Resorts in Everett.
On Wednesday, that displeasure was expressed via an expanded form of the lawsuit the city had already filed against the state gaming commission, one that accuses the board of violating Massachusetts’ casino legislation and the commission’s own guidelines on how to award licenses to prospective casino operators.
According to a report by Andrea Estes of the Boston Globe, the new lawsuit claims that the commission broke rules on a few occasions in an endeavor to make sure that the Wynn project would be chosen over a Mohegan Sun-backed proposal at Suffolk Downs in Revere.
The city of Boston could have received $18 million per from the Suffolk Downs casino thanks to an agreement negotiated between the city and the developers of that resort year.
However, no such deal was made between the town and Wynn Resorts, meaning that the video gaming commission’s decision to provide the license towards the Everett casino might have cost the city significant income.
Boston Alleges 16 Prohibited Actions
The new form of the issue is similar to the lawsuit that is original by the city of Boston back in January.
However, the new lawsuit is now 15 (more…)