An Excruciating Wait
By Josh Resnek
Kickback Carlo is uptight.
He wants the casino to open on June 23.
This is a big moment in his life – perhaps the biggest.
A casino opening in a place like Everett is a once in lifetime thing. The largely irresponsible mayor is responsible for bringing the casino here. He brought Steve Wynn to the city.
That is on his shoulders.
Steve Wynn’s excesses are a bit like the mayor’s.
They are a past history that won’t go away, that impacts everything they do.
The mayor is uptight.
We are all a bit uptight.
Whether you are opposed to casino gambling or welcome it, the wait right now to see what exactly happens is excruciating.
Much is at stake.
The city’s financial well being, and the social and political effect of the casino coming is another gaggle to deal with.
Right now, the June 23 opening is hanging in the balance. It rests upon what the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decides. For Kickback, this is a time to sweat just a bit, to worry, to fret about…the license, the suitability of Encore, which the GMC is now weighing and measuring.
It is in a way, a measuring of himself, of what he has brought to the city.
A loss is his. A victory is his. Anything halfway he owns.
Last week was a gaggle for Kickback, for the Encore and Wynn officials, for everyone involved in the proceedings.
The proceedings didn’t go the way Wynn Resorts wanted it to go.
Matt Maddox came off as someone who knew nothing about anything – even though he led the company for the past 12 years and had worked for 20 years for Steve Wynn.