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 a victory on Tuesday, and bracing on their own for whatever they thought was a likely loss. Instead, they quickly found away that they were dealing with a landslide but one in their favor.
Voters in East Boston rejected a proposed casino during 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 came out against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a surprise if maybe not a total shock to most of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘we are completely elated and blown away by the resounding that is loud’ the folks of East Boston offered 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 modest loss…we had no reason to expect that we would understand a win, much less a win with this nature.’
It’s possible that the point that is turning the race came when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment as being a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission indicated concerns throughout the company’s participa […]