REVERE — Wynn Resorts, hoping to stomp out a potential gaming competitor in a neighboring city, poured $39,000 into a stealthy and successful last-minute campaign against Tuesday’s vote on a slots parlor, a company official confirmed on Wednesday.
The “Revere Can Do Better” committee was formed just seven days before the vote on a slots parlor, according to paperwork filed with the Revere Election Commission. Within that time, the Wynn-backed group paid for mailers and an automated phone call in which Mayor Brian M. Arrigo urged voters to defeat what he called a “fly-by-night” proposal.
“We funded that committee. We’re not hiding from it,” Robert DeSalvio, Wynn Boston Harbor president said in a statement.
The Revere Can Do Better committee didn’t show its fingerprints in its public filings, however. The two-page registration it filed with the Revere Election Commission last week shows no details about the money it raised or spent. Another filing will be due Nov. 17 that should reveal spending.