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Foxwoods chief executive has big plans for Mass.

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Scott Butera views his training to build a casino in Massachusetts the same way Thomas Edison is said to have looked at his effort to invent the incandescent light bulb: He’s discovered a thousand ways not to do it.

“A lot of our business is trial and error,” said Butera, chief executive of Foxwoods Resort Casino, which this month joined Colorado developer David Nunes in his bid for the Greater Boston casino license, one of three the Massachusetts Gaming Commission could award as early as November.

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