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 victory on Tuesday, and bracing by themselves for what they thought was a loss that is likely. 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 at the Suffolk Downs race track, ending what had been a remarkably contentious battle over the potential gambling venue. Based on the results that are unofficial 56 percent of East Boston voters came out against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a surprise if maybe not a shock that is total many of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘we are completely elated and blown away by the loud resounding ‘no’ the folks of East Boston provided to the casino developers,’ stated Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘I arrived to the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content by having a modest loss…we had no reason to expect that we would realize a win, much less a win of this nature.’
It is possible that the point that is turning the race came when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment as a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission indicated concerns within the company’s involvement. Soo (more…)