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Revere to Sue Massachusetts Gaming Commission Over Everett License

Revere to Sue Massachusetts Gaming Commission Over Everett License

Suffolk Downs Racetrack will be forced to close following a Revere casino that is unsuccessful bid.

The City of Revere near Boston will sue the Massachusetts Gaming Commission over its decision to award the East Massachusetts casino gaming license to Wynn Resorts over Mohegan Sun. Mohegan Sun, which wanted to develop a $526 million casino on land owned by the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Revere, lost the permit battle last month after a protracted bidding process which cost both sides vast amounts, and also at times descended into tit for tat recriminations.

While Wynn now focuses on its vision of building a resort in Everett, just a couple of kilometers to the eastern, Revere is left to pick up the pieces and mourn the resulting closure regarding the historic Suffolk Downs thoroughbred racetrack.

The horseracing industry had been hit by way of a 40 per cent reduction in recent years and it was believed that the proposed Mohegan Sun resort will be adequate to truly save Suffolk Downs, whose owners had pledged to keep operating for at least another 15 years should win the license revere.

In reality, the necessity to protect Suffolk Downs was one of many primary motivations for the establishment of the 2011 Gambling Act, which expanded casino gaming within the state and created the eastern Massachusetts casino license. The decision to opt for Wynn Resorts has hammered the nail that is final the thoroughbred Continuer la lecture de Revere to Sue Massachusetts Gaming Commission Over Everett License