By Bob Salsberg
BOSTON -- Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn unveiled details Friday of a proposed Massachusetts resort casino he hopes to develop near the home of the New England Patriots.
Wynn mailed a brochure and 20-minute DVD to thousands of Foxborough households explaining the proposal, which has met resistance from many residents who are worried that it will add to traffic congestion and crime in the town about 25 miles south of Boston.
An artist's rendering depicts a sprawling, six-story building that resembles a rustic lodge, rather than a high-rise Las Vegas-style casino. It would be built on vacant land across from Gillette Stadium that would be leased from Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Wynn, the billionaire CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN), had earlier pledged that the proposed casino would fit the character of the town and would not be as large or flashy as the typical Las Vegas casino. > > Bull or Bear? Vote in Our Poll In a letter accompanying the brochure and DVD, Wynn said the casino would benefit the town "both socially and economically." He said the plans included a luxury hotel, convention space, more than 5,000 covered parking spaces, a public skating rink, high-end shops, a spa, fine dining and casual restaurants, and a performance theater.
|This image released Friday, March 2, 2012 by Wynn Resorts shows an artist's rendering of a proposed resort casino in Foxborough, Mass.|