Wynn Resorts expected 50,000 visitors Sunday.
Crowds of people lined up hours ahead of time to be the first to walk through the doors of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett. Some arrived as early as 3 a.m. to get into Massachusetts' newest casino. – HK
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts’ third casino officially opened its doors near Boston on Sunday to thousands of patrons, including some who had lined up in the early morning hours to finally get their first look at the glitzy $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor facility after years of anticipation and controversy .
The crowd, which packed the pathways and harbor walk that surround the tree-lined, waterfront casino complex, cheered as dignitaries and a handful of the roughly 5,000 new workers participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony using oversized golden scissors. Puffs of brightly colored smoke could be seen for miles, shot into the air following a countdown. Wynn Resorts expected 50,000 visitors Sunday.
People filled the casino floor at Encore Boston Harbor during the grand opening. - https://www.hkmarketing.net