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Kraft, Wynn Address Concerns About Proposed Casino Across From Gillette Stadium
Published December 6, 2011
IN THE CARDS? NFL Senior VP/PR Greg Aiello said, “The issue has to do with (team) ownership and casino operations. But nothing has been presented for our office to evaluate. If and when that occurs, we’ll evaluate that.” He added, “There are no rules that pertain to the proximity of legal gambling establishments to stadiums. There are a number of stadiums with legal gambling establishments nearby. So that’s not an issue” (BOSTON HERALD, 12/6). In Boston, David Abel cites sports analysts as saying that as long as betting on sports remains illegal in Massachusetts, "a casino built beside Gillette Stadium would be unlikely to corrupt players or tarnish the Patriots" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/6).