Wynn Resorts has tapped Suffolk Construction Company to build its Everett casino in a 10-figure deal, Wynn officials said in a statement.
“Wynn and Suffolk are finalizing plans to start construction of our three-million sq. ft. project,’’ said Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Everett. “Building a five-star resort that meets the Wynn quality standards requires an attention to detail that is unwavering. Suffolk Construction shares our values and is working with us full speed to meet our groundbreaking target.’’
Construction at the proposed 33-acre site will create 4,000 union trade jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs afterwards, according to a statement from Wynn Resorts.
Wynn Resorts was granted Boston’s lone casino license in 2014, beating out competition from Suffolk Downs along the Revere-Boston border. Since then, gambling mogul Steve Wynn and Mayor Marty Walsh have engaged in a war of words and lawsuits.
Suffolk, led by John Fish, is already the state’s biggest construction company, and this deal will be its largest single contract. Fish recently made headlines for his failed attempt to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,’’ Fish told The Boston Globe about the Wynn deal. “To me, it is the crown jewel of our portfolio.’’
The casino is scheduled to open in 2018.