Walsh Set to Announce New Casino Agreement, Sources Say

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had hoped the state gambling panel would delay its decision on a Greater Boston casino license.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is pictured. –The Boston Globe

Update, 3:55 p.m.: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh did not announce a mitigation agreement with a casino company on Thursday afternoon, as he was reportedly expected to do.

Instead, he asked the state Gaming Commission to postpone its decision on a casino license for the Boston area until the state holds a referendum on the casino law this November.

Original article: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is continuing to look at possibly bringing a casino resort to areas along the city’s perimeter. He is expected to make a formal announcement regarding the situation on Thursday afternoon, according to a report.

The Boston Herald reported:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will announce a mitigation agreement with one of the casino companies looking to build gaming palaces on Boston’s borders at a 3 p.m. press conference today, sources told the Herald.

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The city and Mohegan Sun agreed to keep negotiating through Friday. Mohegan Sun has proposed a $1.3 billion casino in Revere, while Wynn Resorts proposed a $1.6 billion casino in Everett.

Last week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission today agreed to award the state’s first full casino license to MGM Resorts, which intends to build a gaming, shopping, and entertainment resort in Springfield.