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Mass. Gaming Panel Delays Vote On Revere Casino Bid

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BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has delayed a final vote on whether to allow Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to pursue a Revere-only casino, but a majority of the panel appears to be leaning toward removing one key potential obstacle.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Three of the five commissioners, including Chairman Stephen Crosby, indicated at Tuesday’s meeting they did not believe Revere would have to hold a second referendum on the proposal, even though it is significantly different from what voters approved Nov. 5.

The commission said it would decide next week whether to accept Mohegan Sun — which announced a partnership with Suffolk Downs last week — to take over as the applicant for the casino license.

Suffolk Downs turned to Revere after East Boston voters rejected a proposed casino that would have straddled the communities.

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