Developers Fight for Casino Rights in Massachusetts

Hey why not let all of them build and let the market sort it out?


A well-connected developer who controls a site in Milford got in under the wire with a last-minute application for the Greater Boston casino license, becoming the 11th and final contestant to join the multi-million-dollar competition for gambling rights in Massachusetts.

David Nunes, who has long been marketing his site for a casino, filed an application and the $400,000 fee minutes before today's 5 p.m. deadline for developers to enter the contest for the eastern and western Massachusetts casinos licenses, as well as the one slot parlor license.

That means at least three competitors will vie for what is expected to be the most lucrative casino license in the state. Nunes will compete directly with Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesars Entertainment as well as Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn, who has proposed a resort on industrial land on Mystic River in Everett.