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Everett casino site co-owner signs pledge on secret partners

A co-owner of the Everett property where Steve Wynn wants to build a casino has finally signed a pledge stating that the ownership group has no secret partners, relieving a potential problem for the $1.6 billion gambling resort proposal, according to Wynn.

Anthony Gattineri, who officially owns 46.7 percent of the proposed casino site, had for months declined state regulators’ requirements that he sign an ownership statement amid questions about whether people with criminal records have hidden stakes in the 30-acre parcel. Two other co-owners had signed the pledge.

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Wynn Resorts announced today in a statement that “all three principals of FBT Everett, LLC, the owner of the Everett parcel…have signed the disclosure documents required by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.”

“We are pleased that, cooperatively with the land owners, we have successfully met the commission’s disclosure document requirement and believe this resolves the issues related to our land acquisition,” said Michael Weaver, Wynn senior vice president of marketing.

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