Voters defeated an East Boston casino bid, although the project could still go up in Revere. (Image source: hideseekmedia.com)
Casino opponents in East Boston had been hoping for a victory on Tuesday, and bracing themselves for what they thought was a loss that is likely. Alternatively, they quickly found down that a landslide was being faced by them but one in their favor.
Voters in East Boston rejected a proposed casino during the Suffolk Downs race track, ending just what had been a remarkably contentious battle over the potential gambling venue. According to the results that are unofficial 56 percent of East Boston voters arrived on the scene against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a surprise if maybe not a total shock to lots of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘We’re completely elated and impressed by the loud resounding ‘no’ the folks of East Boston offered to the casino developers,’ said Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘I arrived to the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content with a loss… that is modest had no reason to expect that we would recognize a win, much less a win of the 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 following the Massachusetts Gaming Commission expressed concerns throughout Continue reading “Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer”