Kraft, Wynn Suspend Foxborough Casino Efforts

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(AFP/Getty Images)

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ Efforts to bring a $1 billion resort-style casino proposed by Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn to the New England Patriots’ hometown have been suspended.

Tuesday’s announcement by The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts comes a day after Foxborough, Mass., voters elected two selectmen who opposed opening negotiations with Wynn. He had planned to build the resort on land leased from Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The law that legalized Massachusetts casino gambling requires a casino developer to first negotiate an agreement with the host community.

The Kraft Group says in a statement that it believes the people of Foxborough have spoken and that it is suspending its efforts to develop the casino.

A spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment on whether that means the proposal might resurface.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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