Voters defeated an East Boston casino bid, although the project could still get up in Revere. (Image source: hideseekmedia.com)
Casino opponents in East Boston were hoping for a victory on Tuesday, and bracing themselves for whatever they thought was a likely loss. Instead, they quickly found away that they had been facing a landslide but one in their favor.
Voters in East Boston rejected a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs race track, ending just what had been a remarkably contentious battle over the potential gambling venue. Based on the results that are unofficial 56 % of East Boston voters arrived against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a surprise if perhaps not a total shock to lots of the casino’s biggest opponents.
‘We’re completely elated and blown away by the resounding that is loud’ the individuals of East Boston offered to the casino developers,’ stated Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘we came into the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content by having a loss… that is modest had no reason to expect that we would recognize a win, much less a win of the 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 following the Massachusetts Gaming Commission expressed concerns on the company’s involvement. Soon a