Tuesday’s votes won’t end the debate over casino gambling in Massachusetts. Both Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun say they’re hopeful they can save their plans to apply for one of the gaming licenses being made available by the state gaming commission.
Suffolk Downs says it will reassess plans to build a resort casino at the 78-year-old thoroughbred race track after East Boston voters rejected its proposal.
Mohegan Sun says it plans to ask for a recount after voters in Palmer narrowly rejected its plan for a $1 billion resort casino and entertainment complex in the central Massachusetts town.
Neighbors are at odds over the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.
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 vote Tuesday was 55 percent to 45 percent against Hard Rock International’s proposal for a resort casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is getting a push forward.
After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may finally be inching forward.
Connecticut-based Foxwoods and selectmen of the town of Milford, Mass., have signed a host community agreement for a proposed resort casino development.