Boston OKs Status For $1B Casino After Relocation

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 7:17 PM EST) -- After weeks of crying foul on Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun's proposed relocation of a $1 billion casino just beyond Boston's borders, city officials on Monday agreed to negotiate a new deal as a surrounding community if host community status is unattainable, according to Massachusetts Gaming Commission documents.

Instead of directly assenting to be considered a surrounding community in negotiations with the casino developers, however, Boston issued a petition to the gaming authorities that acknowledges the city's status as a surrounding community but reserves its right...
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