Voters defeated an East Boston casino bid, although the project could go up in still Revere. (Image source: hideseekmedia.com)
Casino opponents in East Boston had been hoping for the success on Tuesday, and bracing on their own for whatever they thought was a likely loss. Rather, they quickly found down that a landslide was being faced by them but one in their favor.
Voters in East Boston rejected a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs race track, ending what had been a remarkably contentious battle over the gambling venue that is potential. According to the unofficial results, 56 per cent of East Boston voters arrived on the scene against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a shock if maybe not a total surprise to most of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘We’re completely elated and amazed by the loud resounding ‘no’ the folks of East Boston gave to the casino developers,’ said Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘we came into the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content with a loss… that is modest had no reason to expect that we would understand a win, much less a win of the nature.’
It’s possible that the point that is turning the race arrived when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment as a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission expressed concerns throughout the company’s participati Læs videre “Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer”