A 3-D rendering of this proposed Suffolk Downs casino, now planned for Revere with partner Mohegan Sun (Image: Wendy Maeda/Boston Globe)
They do say the house always wins, and appropriate now, prospective casino operators Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun are surely on a winning streak in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved a waiver to the deadline that is standing operators to file applications including certified referendum results from their host communities by the end of the season.
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That December 31 deadline had been going to be a real issue with the Suffolk Downs casino proposal. A chance to build a casino solely on land in the town of Revere, it also agreed that the original vote taken earlier this year was for a substantially different proposal while the gaming commission was willing to allow the race track and partner Mohegan Sun. As such, a vote that is new needed one which would not have the ability to be held before the year-end deadline.
Your decision was one that the panel said they made in a attempt become because fair as possible to all sides. On November 5, both East Boston and Revere voted on whether to approve a Suffolk Downs casino that would have been primarily and nearly entirely located on the Boston side of the edge between your two communities. East Boston residents voted against that proposition, while Revere voters overwhel (more…)