Boston gains more nightlife

Boston gains more nightlife

A new casino is expected to attract about 8 million visitors per year and employ approximately 5,500 staff members throughout the resort.

You’re in Boston. The clock strikes 2am. If you’re still looking to party…there’s only one place you can go. The Encore Boston Harbor, Wynn Resorts’s $2.6 billion casino which opened last weekend in Everett.

But serving drinks until 4am isn’t the only experience to be had here. The Encore Boston Harbor will be one of the only integrated casino resorts in the shadow of a major US city, so the gambling industry is watching its performance closely.

Sunday’s grand opening of the 3 million-square-foot, 33-acre Encore Boston Harbor resort on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett could presage an even larger entertainment district there, according to Matt Maddox, the Chief Executive of Wynn Resorts.

In particular, the Las Vegas-based company is looking at the partially decommissioned power plant across the Mystic from the Encore Boston Harbor, which Maddox has said Wynn Resorts is “paying careful attention to.”

Between construction, political battles over the location, and a months-long limbo period owing to sexual misconduct allegations levied against Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn, the project took seven years to get from its initial planning to opening day,

Here’s some of what to expect from Encore Boston Harbor:

  • 671 guest rooms, each equipped with an Amazon Echo device
  • 3,158 slot machines, 143 table games, and 88 poker tables
  • $68 lobster roll
  • State-of-the-art surveillance system conceived by Bill Belichick

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