The final design for Wynn Boston Harbor Resort was approved on Wednesday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, furthering the progress of the 3.3 million square foot development located along the Mystic River, according to the Boston Herald.
On Wednesday, Wynn Design & Development’s final design plan for the mega-project was unanimously approved by the five-member commission. The $2.1 billion casino in Everett, Massachusetts that is situated just across the river from Boston is the largest private development ever in the state and is expected to open in June 2019.
About 600 luxury guestrooms and suites will be offered at Wynn Resorts Limited‘s five-star luxury resort outfitted in classic Wynn style. The 150,000 square foot casino floor will be home to 168 table games and 3,242 slots and include over 64,000 square feet of entertainment and dining venues as well as 77,250 square feet of retail space. The mega-resort casino will also house 32,942 square feet of convention, meeting, and private function space, and a nightclub with 30,000 plus square feet of floor space and a harbor walk along the river.
MGM Resorts International’s 850,000 square foot resort casino complex in Springfield is the other state-approved casino that is currently under development. The casino is on schedule to open in September of 2018 and its construction has also been approved by the commission.
In other Massachusetts casino news, despite a direct appeal from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States District Court Judge William Young, who in July ruled against the federal government’s 2015 land-into-trust decision for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, has declined to reconsider his verdict in the case of Littlefield v Department of the Interior (DOI).