Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer

Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer

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 success on Tuesday, and bracing by themselves for what they thought was a likely loss. Alternatively, they quickly found down that a landslide was being faced by them but one in their favor.

Surprising Defeat

Voters in East Boston rejected a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs race track, ending what had been a remarkably contentious battle over the potential gambling venue. In line with the results that are unofficial 56 percent of East Boston voters came out against the casino, with just 44 percent supporting it. That came as a surprise if maybe not a shock that is total most of the casino’s biggest opponents.

‘we are completely elated and blown away by the loud resounding ‘no’ the folks of East Boston provided 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 realize a win, much less a win with this nature.’

It is possible that the turning point in the race came when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment being a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission expressed concerns throughout the company’s involvement. Soon Continue reading “Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer”