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Suffolk Downs casino proposal not dead yet

BAdrian WalkerGLOBE COLUMNIST    DECEMBER 04, 2013


The hallway of the giant convention center in South Boston was the scene of a friendly takeover Tuesday.

Half the prominent lobbyists in town had descended on the center, the site of a meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The panel’s mission was to decide whether Suffolk Downs, newly partnered with Mohegan Sun, would be permitted to move forward with its plan to apply for a casino license in Revere.

You may remember Suffolk Downs’ casino plan from its earlier incarnation. Just a month ago, it was slated to be built in East Boston, at the racetrack, with a piece of the development stretching over the line into Revere.

Both communities had to vote on whether to approve the casino. Revere voted heavily in favor of the casino; East Boston voted heavily against it.

Adrian Walker is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at walker@globe.com.

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