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.
Neighbors are at odds over the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.
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.
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.
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.
The Suffolk Downs ownership group said late Friday that it dropped partner Caesars Entertainment from its bid to build a $1 billion resort casino at the racetrack, weeks ahead of a public vote on the proposal.
Suffolk Downs has asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw from its bid to bring a casino to East Boston.
The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to schedule an East Boston-only vote on the Suffolk Downs casino host agreement on November 5.
Whatever the short-term appeal of the casino money, that vote is not a no-brainer.