What impact will casino have on Revere?

What impact will casino have on Revere?


IN EVERETT OUTSIDE THE CASINO
TONIGHT. DAVID: IT IS PROBABLY NO
COINCIDENCE THAT THE CASINO
CONCERNS ARE COMING FROM REVERE. THAT’S THE ONLY NEIGHBORING
COMMUNITY NOT GETTING A CUT OF
THE CASINO’S PROFIT
THREE MILES AWAY FROM THE NEW
ENCORE CASINO IN EVERETT, INSIDE
REVERE CITY HALL, MAYOR BRIAN ARRIGO SAID TODAY HE’S WORRIED.>>THE MEDIA CONCERNS ARE
TRAFFIC AND THE TRAFFIC IMPACT. DAVID: ARRIGO SAYS HE’S ALSO
CONCERNED ABOUT THE CASINO’S
POTENTIAL IMPACT ON CRIME, RENTS
— CRIME, RENTS, AND JOBS. SO, HE’S FORMING A COMMISSION TO
START COLLECTING DATA ON THOSE
TOPICS.>>WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW
WE HAVE THEIR BACK. DAVID: UNLIKE EVERETT AND 8
OTHER SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES,
REVERE WILL GET NO MONEY FROM
THE CASINO TO DEAL WITH ITS
EFFECTS. THAT’S BECAUSE SIX YEARS AGO,
REVERE WAS FOCUSED ON ITS OWN
COMPETING PROPOSAL TO BUILD
CASINO AT SUFFOLK DOWNS, AND
ENDED UP LOSING TO EVERETT.>>I BELIEVE THE STRATEGY WAS
CHOSEN BECAUSE IT WAS WE ARE
GOING WITH OUR CASINO, WE ARE
GOING ALL IN FOR THIS AND WE ARE
GOING TO STICK WITH OUR CASINO. DAVID: IN A STATEMENT, WYNN
RESORTS SAYS IT ATTEMPTED TO
NEGOTIATE A SURROUNDING
COMMUNITY AGREEMENT WITH THE
CITY OF REVERE IN 2013. AND THAT THE CITY OF REVERE
REFUSED TO ENGAGE WITH WYNN
RESORTS ON SUCH AN AGREEMENT. I THINK THAT IS A BUM DEAL
AND WE SHOULD GET SOMETHING. DAVID: THE CASINO SAYS REVERE
DID NOT EVEN TRY TO NEGOTIATE A
DEAL.>>MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE. DAVID: NOW, THE RESORTS
INDICATED TODAY THAT IS NOT
LIKELY. I DO NOT PLAN ON NEGOTIATING
ANYMORE WITH REVERE. HOWEVER, THERE IS A POT OF MONEY
SET UP THE STATE, MONEY THAT CAN
BE USED TO OFFSET THE CASINOS
— THE CASINO’S EFFEC

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