Wynn Scores Boston-Area License For $1.6B Casino

Law360, New York (September 16, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Edging out a Mohegan Sun-backed rival, Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Tuesday won the rights to a Massachusetts gambling license, which paves the way for it to build a $1.6 billion casino resort near Boston despite foreseen hiccups with an environmental review.

In a 3-1 vote, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved designating Wynn as the winner of the state's Region A license, leaning on the likelihood that the luxury company will attract more out-of-state visitors with its harbor-front project and will bring better jobs to the area.

“Wynn still has a slight advantage with employees and in particular with salaries. The salaries...

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