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Kraft bows out of proposed casino project

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FOXBOROUGH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The Kraft Group is throwing in the towel on their efforts to bring a casino to Foxborough following Monday's town election.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the organization headed by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft thanked Wynn Resorts for their interest in Foxborough.

The statement reads in part: "With Monday's election, we believe the citizens of Foxborough have spoken. As we originally committed, we have heard them and respect their collective voice. With that democratic statement, as opposed to the voices of five individuals, we will be suspending our efforts regarding a destination resort development."

Wynn Resorts also released a statement on Tuesday, thanking the Foxborough residents who supported the project and the Kraft Group for introducing them to the town.

The organization also says they will respect the town's wishes, "Yesterday's election demonstrates the community's will and Wynn Resorts respects the outcome. We would like to thank all the Foxborough residents who supported the proposed resort and reached out to discuss the opportunity."

Wynn and Kraft worked tirelessly in the past six months in hopes of garnering support for a resort-style casino along Route 1. Both Wynn and Kraft released the statements one day after Foxborough voters elected two anti-casino candidates to the Board of Selectmen. Only one of the five board members would be open to casino talks.

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