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Mass. Casino Panel Reviews Suffolk Down’s Background

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A rendering of the originally proposed Suffolk Downs Casino. (Courtesy: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

A rendering of the originally proposed Suffolk Downs Casino. (Courtesy: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

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BOSTON (AP) — Operators of the Suffolk Downs thoroughbred race track will soon learn whether they can move forward with a bid to win the sole eastern Massachusetts casino license.

The five-member state gambling commission is expected to decide on Tuesday whether Suffolk Downs is suitable to host a casino after reviewing a background check conducted by commission staff.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The track ended a partnership with Caesars Entertainment earlier this month after being briefed by regulators on a number of issues that had surfaced during the background check, which is required of all gambling applicants in Massachusetts.

Suffolk Downs has said it hopes to choose a new casino partner shortly.

The meeting on Tuesday comes one week before residents of East Boston and Revere are scheduled to hold votes on the casino proposal.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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