Mohegan Sun goes negative on Wynn in casino fight

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Officials at Mohegan Sun, who want to build a casino hotel proposal in Revere, unveiled a pointed turn Monday in their public relations strategy, offering new and aggressive criticism of a rival casino project from Wynn Resorts in Everett.

“Unlike Wynn, our commitment [to building in Massachusetts] is not contingent on anything,” Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said in an interview at the Globe.

He said that Wynn Resorts, the Las Vegas company run by billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn, has demanded numerous accommodations from state offices — on environmental regulations, taxes, access to his proposed site, and other considerations — and suggested that Wynn may not proceed with his project if he does not get what he wants.

“We’re ready,” said Etess. “We don’t need changes in the law.”

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