State gambling regulators to hold public hearings on Mohegan Sun and Wynn casinos this week

State gambling regulators will hold public hearings on the two casino proposals vying for the sole Boston-area license.

Mohegan Sun has proposed a $1.3 billion casino on the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in Revere.

Wynn Resorts has proposed a $1.6 billion casino on a former chemical plant site in Everett.

Acting state Gaming Commissioner James McHugh says the hearings are a chance for the commission and casino officials to hear from residents of the two cities, which have already voted to approve the projects.

The commission is expected to award the license in late August or early September.

Mohegan Sun's hearing takes place Tuesday at Revere High School; Wynn's will be Wednesday at the Edward G. Connolly Center in Everett.

Both meetings start at 4 p.m.