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Everett mayor wants casino vote before background checks

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria wants to hold a casino vote in June, and is protesting a state requirement that communities must wait to hold referenda on casino projects until the gambling commission completes backgrounds checks on casino developers.

“There is nothing in the gaming law that requires suitability investigations to be one-hundred percent completed prior to an election taking place,” DeMaria wrote to the state gambling commission Monday. The mayor has been negotiating with Wynn Resorts over a planned hotel casino resort on the Mystic River waterfront.

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