East Boston Voters Spurn $1B Suffolk Downs Casino Plan

By Natalie Rodriguez (November 6, 2013, 1:20 PM EST) -- East Boston voters on Tuesday shot down a proposal to house the embattled $1 billion casino project spearheaded by the Suffolk Downs racetrack owner, leaving the company to mull reworking its plans to be located solely in the neighboring town of Revere.

As currently envisioned, the Suffolk Downs project would straddle a boundary between the two towns, requiring approvals from both areas in order for unit Sterling Suffolk LLC to continue on its bid for one of Massachusetts' new gambling licenses. While 56 percent of East Boston voters turned down the proposal to have a casino resort built on its land,...

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