Cities, Suffolk Downs to unveil casino deal
BOSTON (AP) -- A plan to develop a $1 billion resort casino at Suffolk Downs is set to move forward with the unveiling of a long-awaited host community agreement between the thoroughbred race track and officials in Boston and Revere.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo were scheduled to announce the agreement later Tuesday.
Suffolk Downs hopes to build a $1 billion resort casino in partnership with Caesars Entertainment. The track straddles the East Boston neighborhood and the city of Revere.
The host community agreement would have to be approved by local voters before Suffolk Downs can apply to the state gambling commission for the sole eastern Massachusetts casino license.
Everett voters have approved a proposal from Las Vegas casino operator Steve Wynn. Milford officials are weighing a plan in that community.