At Wynn Boston Harbor It’s The “Non-Casino Story That Is The Story”

Posted on June 14, 2017

[toc]After some unseasonable spring weather, construction efforts on the Wynn Boston Harbor Casino are into high gear. Now the sheer size and scope of the Everett, Massachusetts project are beginning to take shape.

A recent report in the Boston Globe offers a tantalizing glimpse at the future resort casino, which is scheduled to open June 24, 2019.

“On Monday, workers were pouring concrete for the top floor of the four-level underground parking garage, designed to hold some 3,000 cars. In other parts of the site, cranes lowered steel beams to workers who guided them into place.

Elevator shafts are rising from the foundation, and it’s possible to make out the curved shape of what will be a 29-story hotel tower of bronze glass. The tower will be 370 feet, 3 inches tall, according to Wynn Resorts.”

Wynn Boston Harbor is routinely touted by Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts officials as the largest single-phase private development project in the state’s history. And this isn’t hyperbole.

In fact, according to the Boston Globe, the building’s footprint alone will encompass 13 acres. Construction workers will pour 200,000 cubic yards of concrete by project’s end.

For some perspective, the Globe reports this is enough concrete to “lay a sidewalk the entire length of the Mass. Pike.”

From concrete to destination casino

The Wynn Boston Harbor will be just outside Boston. The property is only about 15-20 minutes by car from Logan International Airport. However, as in all major cities, the drive time is highly dependent on traffic.

With its prime location, Wynn Resorts is building a full-fledged destination resort casino designed to attract visitors from all over the globe.

During a keynote address at Global Gaming Expo 2014, Steve Wynn called Wynn Boston Harbor a “chance to build a grand hotel again” and give people a chance to experience the “good life” for a few days, to be a “big shot.”

Wynn hopes to fulfill that mission by providing both gaming and non-gaming options. It’s the “non-casino story that is the story,” Wynn said at G2E.

The 200,000-square-foot casino floor of the Wynn Boston Harbor will boast:

  • 2,500 slot machines
  • 150 table games
  • 90-plus-table poker room

The property’s dining and entertainment options are even more impressive:

  • A five-star hotel with 671 rooms
  • 56,602 square feet of retail space
  • 10 restaurants and bars
  • Full-service spa and gym
  • Multi-use convention space
  • Outdoor space
  • Indoor garden

As mentioned in the Globe article, the Massachusetts casino will have plenty of parking, including 2,931 spaces in an attached, underground parking garage. The property will also have 800 parking spots offsite.

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Steve Ruddock is a veteran of the poker media, contributing to offline and online publications centered on the regulated US online gambling industry. These include OnlinePokerReport.com, PlayNJ.com, USPoker.com as well as USA Today. Steve is based in Massachusetts and is also a poker player.

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