The owners of Suffolk Downs say they’re pleased with the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to allow them to move ahead with their bid for one of three casino licenses.
Officials of the Suffolk Downs thoroughbred race track told state gambling regulators on Tuesday that it is in discussions with several potential casino operators but may not have one in place before host community votes scheduled for next week.
Steve Wynn said any other business offering to create hundreds of jobs and spend billions of dollars would get a much warmer reception from state officials.
Suffolk Downs has asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw from its bid to bring a casino to East Boston.
The proposal, to be known as “The Resort at Suffolk Downs,” calls for a casino, two hotels, restaurants, retail shops, entertainment areas and racing on the 163-acre site in East Boston.