Report raises questions on Foxwood bid

BOSTON — Foxwoods has faced tough questions from Massachusetts gambling regulators at a hearing on its bid to develop a resort casino in Milford.

A background check by investigators for the state gaming commission raised questions about the Connecticut casino operator’s “business ability” to run a successful casino in the Bay State.

The report, released by commission staff on Wednesday, expressed concern that Foxwoods had yet to identify the source of 55 percent of its financing for the Milford project.

Foxwoods chief executive Scott Butera said the company was close to resolving the financing issue.

The five-member commission will decide whether Foxwoods is “suitable” to continue its pursuit of the sole eastern Massachusetts resort casino license.

Foxwoods must also win support of Milford residents in a referendum scheduled for Tuesday.

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