The widespread perception that the Suffolk Downs casino proposal, with its strong political backers, has a lock on development rights for Eastern Massachusetts may be discouraging some casino companies from competing in what is expected to be the state’s most lucrative gambling market, experts say. While Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn has pitched a plan for Foxborough, that competition pales in comparison with the free-for-all in Western Massachusetts, which has drawn signficiantly more casino companies to compete.
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