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 go up in Revere. (Image source: hideseekmedia.com)

Casino opponents in East Boston were hoping for the victory on Tuesday, and bracing by themselves for whatever they thought was a likely loss. Rather, they quickly found down that they were facing a landslide but one in their favor.

Surprising Defeat

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

‘we are completely elated and blown away by the noisy resounding ‘no’ the individuals of East Boston provided to the casino developers,’ said Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘I came into the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content by having a modest loss…I 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 arrived when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment being a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission indicated concerns on the company’s participation. Soon after Leia mais