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 were hoping for the success on Tuesday, and bracing by themselves for whatever they thought was a loss that is likely. Instead, they quickly found down that they were facing a landslide 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 gambling venue that is potential. In line with the unofficial results, 56 per cent of East Boston voters arrived against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came huuuge ca as a shock if not a total surprise to many of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘we are completely elated and amazed by the resounding that is loud’ the people 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 by having 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 arrived when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment as being a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission indicated concerns over the company’s participa