The project of Foxwoods casino in Milford, Massachusetts, progresses quickly with the approval of Milford’s Council of selectmen, to start the discussion with the operator. The vote of the Council of Monday has allowed Foxwoods to come up to a referendum, concerning the construction of its casino, with an investment of $1 billion.
The Selectmen, Brian Murray and Dino DeBartolomeis voted for the negotiation, while the President of the council, William Buckley has voted against. The latter considered that information given by Foxwoods is not sufficient, particularly about the problem of water evacuation and the one about traffic.
If the city council and the operator find an agreement, a referendum is planned in November to know inhabitants advice. The project of casino in Milford still needs the approval of the gaming commission of the State, before its realization.
As a reminder, Foxwoods is among competitors, nearby Suffolk Downs, in the East of Boston, and Wynn Resorts in Everett, for casino license in the Massachusetts.