Plans to bring a $1 billion resort-style casino to the New England Patriots’ hometown have been suspended, Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn and the team’s owner said Tuesday. The announcement by The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts came a day after Foxborough voters elected two members to the local board of selectmen who opposed opening negotiations with Wynn.
Under a state law that legalized casino gambling in Massachusetts, developers must first negotiate an agreement with the city or town where they hope to build a casino before they can apply for a state gambling license.
Stephanie Crimmins, who founded the group No Foxboro Casino in December, said members of the grassroots organization are “just absolutely thrilled” by the news.
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