Everett City Council Discusses Casino Concerns

Everett City Council Discusses Casino Concerns

In its recent meeting the Everett city council discussed concerns about the opening of the new Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor Everett casino.

The council has been trying to sort out and identify all possible problems that might arise as a result of increased tourism due to the opening of the new casino in the area.

Council Michael McLaughlin, has been consistently raising concerns over increased traffic which would take place due to the new casino He has been vocal of his concerns and has said that it would create problems for the locals.

“I think we should be proactive and ahead of the curve, instead of reactive,” said Councilor McLaughlin in an interview with Independent.

The councilor has also blamed the Traffic Commission for being lax in tackling the issue of increased traffic.

The gambling venue also does not have enough parking space to support the expected visitor turnaround. The parking space available at the Encore casino would be paid by the patrons and visitors.

Earlier a city councilor had also raised concerns about the opening of the casino and had said that it would create more problems for senior gamblers as they are the most vulnerable.

She had also raised concerns about allowing Wynn’s Encore casino to serve alcoholic beverages until 4 am. Usually gambling venues are allowed to serve Alcoholic beverages only until 2 am.

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