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Boston suggesting it may have sway over Wynn casino project in Everett

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In the race for the Greater Boston casino license, Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn is running with momentum, but the City of Boston may be trying to trip him up.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s administration is suggesting that part of Wynn’s planned Everett casino development might be in Boston, which would give the capital city far more rights under the law to affect the project.

That would include the right for Menino, who backs a competing casino plan at Suffolk Downs, to simply kill the Wynn proposal and eliminate a competitor.

Wynn said he is confident that Everett — which backed his plans in a landslide vote last month — is the only host community for his $1.3 billion proposal for the Mystic River waterfront, and responded sharply to Boston’s suggestion otherwise.

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