FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A divided Foxborough Board of Selectmen has voted to allow Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn to directly pitch his billion-dollar casino proposal to the town.
The board voted 3-2 on Tuesday at a boisterous and sometimes contentious meeting attended by about 500 people to allow Wynn to present his plan to residents on Jan. 10.
Wynn has proposed building a resort casino in partnership with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on land near Gillette Stadium owned by Kraft.
Board Chairman Larry Harrington says given the Krafts’ history with the town, Wynn and Kraft deserve to be heard.
Casino opponents say the issue is tearing the town apart, with neighbor turning against neighbor and anti-casino signs in town being burned.
Supporters say a casino would bring jobs and revenue.