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Suffolk Downs, Caesars agree to collaborate with Citi Center on activities

Suffolk Downs and its casino development partner Caesars Entertainment have struck an agreement with the Citi Performing Arts Center to collaborate on entertainment and cultural activities if Suffolk Downs, in East Boston, wins the sole Greater Boston resort casino license, Suffolk Downs said Tuesday.

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2/27/2014

article STATEHOUSE NEWS Revere vote sets stage for Casino showdown
(Massachusetts) -- A victory for casino proponents in Revere Tuesday sets up a likely final licensing showdown between Wynn Resorts in Everett and Mohegan Sun on the...

2/14/2014

article Union: Casino vote tainted / Alleges election laws violated
(Massachusetts) -- The Suffolk Downs workers union is calling for the state’s top political finance official to investigate alleged election law violations from...

1/21/2014

article Revere-only casino insults E. Boston
(Massachusetts) -- I’ve been supporting the community activists in East Boston who are working mightily to oppose the proposed Suffolk Downs casino.

12/23/2013

article Deal Keeps Suffolk Downs Casino Hopes Alive
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun and the city of Revere, Mass., said Dec. 23 they have reached a host community agreement that would guarantee the city between $25 million...

12/10/2013

article Panel sets up casino battle
(Massachusetts) -- The state gaming commission’s 5-0 vote to keep a Suffolk Downs casino alive by calling for a new referendum in Revere preserves competition with...
article Suffolk Downs: New host community vote required on casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Although the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled on Tuesday that the revised casino license proposal by Suffolk Downs and new gaming partner Mohegan...

12/9/2013

article Local officials throw support behind revised Mass. casino proposal in Revere
(Massachusetts) -- A proposed resort casino in Revere has been endorsed by the leaders of several neighboring communities. Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Salem...
article Revere Casino Supporters Hold Rally At Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- More than 100 people rallied Sunday in support of Revere’s bid to build a casino at Suffolk Downs. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will...
article Vote due on casino plan for Revere
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission faces a pivotal week in which it will decide whether to keep alive the Suffolk Downs gambling proposal while its...

12/3/2013

article Suffolk Downs casino proposal not dead yet
(Massachusetts) -- The hallway of the giant convention center in South Boston was the scene of a friendly takeover Tuesday.

12/2/2013

article Key votes loom on Suffolk casino in Revere
(Massachusetts) -- A Revere casino proposal goes before that city’s elected officials tonight, and the state Gaming Commission could decide as soon as tomorrow...
article Revere City Council voices support for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council Monday night unanimously approved a resolution reiterating its support for a casino to be built on the Revere side of Suffolk Downs.

12/1/2013

article Key votes loom on Suffolk casino in Revere
(Massachusetts) -- A Revere casino proposal goes before that city’s elected officials tonight, and the state Gaming Commission could decide as soon as tomorrow...

11/28/2013

article Walsh: ‘People of East Boston spoke’
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh said East Boston residents made their decision when they voted down a proposed Suffolk Downs casino and it will be his job...

11/26/2013

article COLUMN: A casino dream team in the making?
(Massachusetts) -- Both lost big votes on Nov. 5, but now fate brings together Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs. It could turn out to be the best possible outcome, if not a...
article Mohegan Sun, Suffolk Downs join in Revere
(Massachusetts) -- Connecticut gambling giant Mohegan Sun has agreed to join a Suffolk Downs casino bid in Revere, filling a hole created last month when Suffolk Downs...
article Revere mayor ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Suffolk-Mohegan Sun deal
(Massachusetts) -- The Revere mayor today said he expects progress in the talks on a potential Suffolk Downs-Mohegan Sun partnership to build a resort-casino at the...
article Expert: Gaming panel will consider Revere casino
(Massachusetts) -- A leading casino expert predicts the state Gaming Commission will seriously consider a Suffolk Downs casino in Revere to keep competition for the sole...

11/25/2013

article Mohegan Sun in the running at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun, the Connecticut gambling giant that lost a casino referendum in Palmer earlier this month, has emerged as a contender to join a Suffolk...
article Revere mayor ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Suffolk-Mohegan Sun deal
(Massachusetts) -- The Revere mayor today said he expects progress in the talks on a potential Suffolk Downs-Mohegan Sun partnership to build a resort-casino at the...

11/23/2013

article Officials Bash New $1B Suffolk Downs Casino Proposal
(New York) -- Massachusetts gaming authorities said during a Thursday hearing that additional legal review is needed before they can approve a proposal to move Suffolk...
article Revere can do what it wants at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- As dusk dances off the ocean by his beachfront restaurant, Gary Ferragamo invites us to dream with him. Of Barbra Streisand and Sammy Davis Jr., who...

11/22/2013

article Casino Panel: More Study Needed On Suffolk Downs’ Revere Shift
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators on Thursday allowed Suffolk Downs more time to pursue its proposal for a casino that would sit entirely in Revere, while...
article Gambling commission hears revised Suffolk Downs casino concept
(Massachusetts) -- Proponents of salvaging a defeated Suffolk Downs casino by relocating the proposal entirely in Revere insisted Thursday before the state gambling...

11/21/2013

article East Boston politicians opposed to Suffolk Downs’ Revere plan
(Massachusetts) -- Once ardent supporters of the casino at Suffolk Downs, elected officials in East Boston have become sharp critics of the developers’ attempts to...
article Gaming Commission punts on ruling on potential Suffolk Downs Revere project
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission did not make a ruling on the pitch by Suffolk Downs to move the gaming portion of their proposed casino to the...
article Mass. racetrack asked to explain casino shift
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission is wrestling with the question of whether the Suffolk Downs racetrack can continue with bid to open a resort casino...
article Proponents bring revised Suffolk Downs concept to commission
(Massachusetts) -- Proponents of salvaging a defeated Suffolk Downs casino by relocating the proposal entirely in Revere insisted Thursday before the state gambling...

11/19/2013

article Suffolk Downs Talks with Revere to Revisit Massachusetts Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts could just as well be called Mass Exodus of Casino Giants these days. Caesars Entertainment walked away from a partnership-to-be after...

11/16/2013

article Suffolk Downs Revere Casino Craziness, Explained
(Massachusetts) -- So, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent the last couple weeks wondering one thing: what in the name of George Washington...

11/15/2013

article Foes: Revere casino would nix track
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs says it will have a new gaming partner before the end of the month to build a resort casino on the Revere portion of its property, but...
article Kennedy joining talk about shifting casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy joins the conversation on reorienting a proposed Suffolk Downs casino to Revere today, even as track executives and...

11/14/2013

article Suffolk Downs to move forward with Revere casino
(Massachusetts) -- In the strongest indication yet that it planned to move forward despite being rejected by East Boston voters, Suffolk Downs expressed confidence to...

11/13/2013

article COLUMN: Hedging their bet at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- You can’t help but feel bad for chief operating officer Chip Tuttle and the others who have been working for years to bring a casino to the...

11/12/2013

article Suffolk Downs, Revere set to reopen casino talks
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Dan Rizzo of Revere and officials from Suffolk Downs racetrack are set to reopen casino talks this week, seeking to amend an existing casino...
article Owners have alternate plans if no casino built at racecourse
(Massachusetts) -- With East Boston’s nay vote on a resort casino, the future of the 116 Eastie acres that are home to the Suffolk Downs racetrack is back in flux...

11/11/2013

article Suffolk Downs asks too much in seeking Revere-only casino
(Massachusetts) -- Both on Beacon Hill and at Boston City Hall, political backers of Suffolk Downs have done all they could to keep the troubled racetrack in business...
article Suffolk Downs, Revere to reopen casino talks
(Massachusetts) -- Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and officials from Suffolk Downs racetrack are set to reopen casino talks this week, seeking to amend an existing casino...

11/10/2013

article After rejecting casino, East Boston now looks to its neighbor
(Massachusetts) -- After killing plans for a Suffolk Downs casino that carried the promise of tens of millions for their neighborhood, East Boston residents now face the...

11/9/2013

article Eastie casino foes: Fold Suffok's hand
(Massachusetts) -- East Boston casino opponents yesterday called on their elected officials and the state Gaming Commission to reject Suffolk Downs’ last-ditch...

11/7/2013

article Gaming panel chief skeptical of Revere plan
(Massachusetts) -- A day after East Boston voters defeated a proposed Suffolk Downs casino, public officials were flummoxed over how the track could overcome significant...
article Goliath blinked, and voters noticed
(Massachusetts) -- The investors behind Suffolk Downs gambled and lost big when East Boston voters said no to a casino on Tuesday. But the gamble taken before the vote...
article Split Vote Has Suffolk Eyeing New Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs hasn't abandoned its pursuit of a resort casino even though East Boston voters rejected the plan by a 56%-44% margin in a Nov. 5...

11/6/2013

article East Boston Rejects Suffolk Downs Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in East Boston on Tuesday dealt a major setback to developers seeking to build a casino in their community. Suffolk Downs racetrack was an...
article East Boston voters deny Suffolk Downs casino construction
(Massachusetts) -- Countering the previous approval by several city officials, East Boston voters rejected the proposal for a $1 billion resort-casino development at the...
article East Boston voters reject Suffolk Downs casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in East Boston on Tuesday rejected a $1 billion casino at the Suffolk Downs race track, less than a month after the project's former...
article Suffolk Downs Reconsidering Options After Voters Reject Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs says it will reconsider its options after voters rejected a plan to build a casino in East Boston. Suffolk Downs is part of a 52 acre...
article Suffolk Downs refocuses on Revere
(Massachusetts) -- In the wake of a stunning 56-44 rejection of the $1 billion Suffolk Downs casino resort by voters in East Boston, track and Revere officials Tuesday...
article Suffolk Downs to reassess casino bid after defeat
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs says it will reassess plans to build a resort casino at the 78-year-old thoroughbred race track after East Boston voters rejected its...
article Suffolk’s Plan B: Build it all within Revere
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs and Revere officials sounded an optimistic tone yesterday as they worked to salvage a casino proposal after East Boston voters soundly...
article What the Suffolk Downs Crash-and-Burn Means for Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Imagine that you spent six years baking a cake—obsessing over the recipe, delicately frosting it, ornately designing each curlicue of icing...
article ‘On The Verge Of Being A Big Mess’: Gambling Expert On Casino No Vote
(Massachusetts) -- It’s back to the drawing board for Suffolk Downs in the racetrack’s quest to open a casino, now that East Boston overwhelmingly defeated...

11/5/2013

article East Boston rejects casino at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- In one swift stunning blow, East Boston voters rejected casino dreams years in the making, defeating a $1 billion Suffolk Downs gambling resort...

11/4/2013

article End of Casino Partnership Leaves Fate of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Doubt
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, a famed but fading thoroughbred racetrack in the neighborhood of East Boston, had dreams of a major revitalization, and when the state...
article Suffolk Downs casino friends, foes take to streets
(Massachusetts) -- The chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs clambered atop a desk in a former insurance office to rally his troops Sunday morning. “We’re...
article Suffolk Downs faces do-or-die East Boston vote on Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- For many years, only a wrought-iron fence divided a pair of friendly East Boston neighbors on Orient Avenue, but more recently an emotional political...

11/3/2013

article Residents to vote on casino plan for Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Revere voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to endorse a referendum that calls for a casino to be built at Suffolk Downs, located in...

11/2/2013

article Casino camps going all-in to get out vote
(Massachusetts) -- Supporters and opponents of the proposed Suffolk Downs casino are locked in a battle for votes on this final weekend before Tuesday’s crucial...

11/1/2013

article Editorial: At Suffolk Downs, a makeover — but too many open questions
(Massachusetts) -- THE RACETRACK at Suffolk Downs feels like a monument to a bygone era. At the entrance to the clubhouse, there’s a marker celebrating Seabiscuit...
article Opinion: Suffolk Downs has no clothes
(Massachusetts) -- THE SUFFOLK Downs casino proposal is looking a lot like the emperor who wore no clothes. The racetrack was once seen as a shoo-in for a casino license.

10/31/2013

article East Boston voters oppose Suffolk Downs casino by narrow margin, WBUR poll reveals
(Massachusetts) -- With less than a week to go before East Boston residents vote on a proposed $1 billion casino at Suffolk Downs, a poll released Thursday morning...
article Gambling commission OK's Suffolk Downs as a bidder for casino license
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission by a unanimous vote has approved Suffolk Downs as a bidder for a Massachusetts casino license, saying the company has...
article New Poll Shows East Bostonians Think a Casino Vote is Still Fair Despite No Casino
(Massachusetts) -- As Boston recovers from its World Series hangover and prepares to elect a new mayor to succeed Tom Menino, East Boston residents will also be weighing...

10/30/2013

article Cashman: Fans, foes to sound off over casino
(Massachusetts) -- One week from today, voters will head to the polls in East Boston to decide the fate of a casino at Suffolk Downs. Without community support, the...
article Casino Concerns Aired Before BRA
(Massachusetts) -- At a subdued Boston redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed plans to build a $1 billion resort-style casino last...
article Casino vote to go on
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials — less than a week away from a do-or-die vote on its proposed $1 billion 
casino — brushed off tough questions...
article Gambling commission clears Suffolk Downs as casino bidder
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission by a unanimous vote has approved Suffolk Downs as a bidder for a Massachusetts casino license, saying the company has...
article Suffolk Downs Gets Approval To Pursue Casino Bid
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of Suffolk Downs say they’re pleased with the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to allow them to move ahead with their...
article Suffolk Downs in Boston clears background check for possible casino license in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators on Wednesday said that Suffolk Downs has passed a state background investigation for a casino, but added that the race track...

10/29/2013

article Mass. casino panel reviews Suffolk Downs' background
(Massachusetts) -- Operators of the Suffolk Downs thoroughbred race track will soon learn whether they can move forward with a bid to win the sole eastern Massachusetts...
article Suffolk Downs officials appear before Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The October surprise for Suffolk Downs, that its casino partner had been linked to organized crime and allegedly plied a high-roller with booze and...
article Suffolk Downs says it may not have new operator in place before Tuesday vote
(Massachusetts) -- Officials of the Suffolk Downs thoroughbred race track told state gambling regulators on Tuesday that it is in discussions with several potential...
article Suffolk Downs updates Mass. gaming regulators on search for new casino operator
(Massachusetts) -- Officials of the Suffolk Downs race track say they're working to find a new company to operate its proposed resort casino but may not have one in...
article Suffolk Downs “blindsided” by Caesars’ background check troubles
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs was “blindsided” this month by disclosures that its casino partner for two years, Caesars Entertainment, faced serious...

10/26/2013

article East Boston faith leaders rally against casino
(Massachusetts) -- Hundreds of churchgoers flooded out of a Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Oct. 20, as they joined in an ecumenical Day of Solidarity opposing a move...
article Many in East Boston can’t vote on casino referendum
(Massachusetts) -- Over the past two decades, immigrants have transformed East Boston from a mostly Italian-American enclave to a neighborhood that is majority Latino,...

10/25/2013

article Mad Tom Menino: ‘I got the best deal’
(Massachusetts) -- A fuming Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday he’s unfazed by the Caesars flap that’s thrown Suffolk Downs’ casino bid into chaos,...
article Mayor knew about Caesars' troubles
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino was flagged weeks ago about potential financial problems with the deal between Caesars and Suffolk Downs — yet he...
article Suffolk Downs Casino Vote Must Go Forward
(Massachusetts) -- The future of the Suffolk Downs resort casino proposal remained in doubt this week, even as Secretary of State William Galvin ruled that the November...
article Suffolk Downs has ‘full confidence’ despite gaming report
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials brushed off a 600-page gaming board report that raised “significant regulatory issues” about its former operating...
article With casino license, Suffolk Downs would upgrade racing
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials still need a new partner, a positive result in a referendum of East Boston residents, and approval from the Massachusetts...

10/24/2013

article Suffolk Downs has ‘full confidence’ despite gaming report
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials brushed off a 600-page gaming board report that raised “significant regulatory issues” about its former operating...

10/23/2013

article Suffolk Downs casino project has become a mess
(Massachusetts) -- Celeste Ribeiro Myers has been fighting an underdog battle against a proposed Suffolk Downs casino for ages. All of a sudden, her luck may have turned.

10/22/2013

article 2 new names in Suffolk Downs casino picture
(Massachusetts) -- Two gambling companies familiar with Massachusetts, Hard Rock International and Rush Street Gaming, are emerging as top prospects to join a Suffolk...
article Broadside: Can casino bid survive without Caesars?
(Massachusetts) -- Many in Boston are wondering if the bid for a casino resort at Suffolk Downs can survive despite the collapse of the partnership between the racetrack...

10/21/2013

article Caesars ouster a puzzler
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs dropped the ball by failing to fully vet casino partner Caesars Entertainment in the racetrack’s bid for a gaming license —...
article Caesars ouster puts casino vote in doubt
(Massachusetts) -- A day after the stunning withdrawal of gambling giant Caesars Entertainment from a Suffolk Downs casino bid, the city is exploring options to delay a...
article Casino foes rally against Suffolk Downs plan
(Massachusetts) -- Emboldened by the abrupt pullout Friday of Caesars Entertainment from a proposal to build a $1 billion resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs,...

10/20/2013

article Caesars Out in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment, one of the first large casino companies to announce a development in Massachusetts, withdrew its application last week after a...
article Caesars withdraws proposal to build Boston hotel-casino
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. withdrew late Friday from a proposal to build a $1 billion hotel-casino in Boston after questions about the company’s...
article Revere hosts casino forum before Nov. 5 vote
(Massachusetts) -- As the Nov. 5 referendum to decide if a casino resort will be built in East Boston and Revere gets closer, the city of Revere, in conjunction with the...

10/19/2013

article Caesars Drops Gansevoort From Las Vegas Project After Probe
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR:US) dropped the Gansevoort Hotel name from a project in Las Vegas after regulators raised concerns about the hotel...
article Caesars ouster a puzzler
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs dropped the ball by failing to fully vet casino partner Caesars Entertainment in the racetrack’s bid for a gaming license —...
article Caesars ouster puts casino vote in doubt
(Massachusetts) -- A day after the stunning withdrawal of gambling giant Caesars Entertainment from a Suffolk Downs casino bid, the city is exploring options to delay a...
article Mayor downplays loss of casino partner
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino, a staunch backer of Suffolk Downs’ bid for a casino for years, sought to downplay the bombshell news that the racetrack...
article Menino may seek to postpone Nov. 5 vote on Suffolk Downs casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino may seek to postpone the vote on an East Boston casino because of the background check flap involving Caesars Entertainment...
article Nucci: Shakeup renders vote meaningless
(Massachusetts) -- If a candidate for public office dies two weeks before an election, does it matter if he’s voted in on Election Day? Of course not. So, if a...
article Opponents: Failure to pick a sound partner a red flag
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs’ decision to sever its partnership with Caesars over a flagged background check is just one more piece of evidence the racetrack...
article Suffolk Downs drops Caesars from casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- The Suffolk Downs ownership group said late Friday that it dropped partner Caesars Entertainment from its bid to build a $1 billion resort casino at...
article Suffolk Downs says dropping Caesars won’t affect Nov. 5 casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs went into damage control today as looks for a new partner in its bid to run a gambling parlor out of the racetrack after abruptly...
article Suffolk downs says suitors line up to fill Caesars’ shoes
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials say Las Vegas high-rollers are already lining up to jump on board in their bid for a $1 billion East Boston casino after a...
article Suffolk Downs: Caesars out as casino partner
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment has backed out of a partnership with Suffolk Downs in East Boston on a massive casino project less than three weeks before...
article Why Suffolk Downs Dropped Caesars Entertainment From Its Casino Bid
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs shook up the Massachusetts casino race on Friday night, announcing that, as a result of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission background...

10/18/2013

article Caesars Entertainment Exits Planned $1 Billion Boston Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- In a surprise move late Friday, a horse-racing track in Boston dropped Caesars Entertainment Corp. from a hoped-for $1 billion casino project, citing...
article Caesars to be dropped from Suffolk Downs casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment, one of the biggest names in the gambling industry, will be dropped from a casino venture at Suffolk Downs due to grave doubts...
article Suffolk Downs cutting ties with Caesars for casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs is cutting its ties with Caesars after officials at the racetrack reviewed an investigative report, thrusting the $1 billion casino...

10/15/2013

article Casino advocate allegedly assaulted by rival at rally in Revere
(Massachusetts) -- Tensions over a proposed casino in Revere turned to violence at a rally Saturday morning, police and the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.
article Fight breaks out at Suffolk Downs rally
(Massachusetts) -- The battle over a Suffolk Downs casino is heating up, with people on the front lines claiming intimidation, signs torn down and neighbors turning on...
article Suffolk Downs casino supporter punched in the face at rally
(Massachusetts) -- The debate over the proposed Suffolk Downs casino has been heated, including clergy members banding together in opposition of the casino. This weekend...
article The Casino Chaos Comes To Town, Part One Million
(Massachusetts) -- Here we go again: the Herald has the story this morning of tensions boiling over at a pro-casino rally in Revere over the weekend. The paper reports...
article Church rallies against Eastie casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Catholic church, long silent on gaming development in Boston, is spearheading an anti-casino push in its churches and on the streets as a landmark...
article Poll Shows Eastie Voters Favors Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll regarding the upcoming vote on the casino referendum in East Boston suggests the vote might be closer than...

10/11/2013

article Nucci: No mandate for 
Suffolk Downs could spell doom
(Massachusetts) -- Unlike a race between two candidates — when just winning is enough — the backers of an East Boston casino will need to show much more than...

10/8/2013

article Boston Clergy Protest Suffolk Downs Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Over 30 religious leaders from a mixture of faiths have joined together to form a group to fight the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack in...

10/3/2013

article Suffolk Downs offers 4,000 jobs if casino comes
(Massachusetts) -- One month before voters in East Boston and Revere will vote on a referendum to decide if a $1 billion resort casino should be built at Suffolk Downs,...

10/2/2013

article Suffolk Downs rep joins Walsh camp
(Massachusetts) -- Despite polls showing Hub voters remain divided on an East Boston casino, mayoral hopeful Martin J. Walsh is doubling down on his support for Suffolk...

9/30/2013

article Clergy organize against Suffolk Downs casino
(Massachusetts) -- More than 30 local religious leaders from an assortment of faiths have formed a new group in opposition to a casino at Suffolk Downs, and will be...

9/28/2013

article Caesars CEO bets Boston will become a gaming hub
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars honcho Gary Loveman predicted that his proposed $1 billion Suffolk Downs casino will become the nation’s second busiest gaming hub for...

9/27/2013

article Casino Vote Citywide or Just E. Boston: O'Malley Only City Councilor to Support Citywide
(Massachusetts) -- District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley was the only councilor to support a citywide vote on having a casino come to Boston at Suffolk...
article Lady Luck calls on Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Watch your head. The roulette wheel of casino promises is flying clean off the table, aiming for any gullible fool. Gaming proponents project annual...
article Suffolk Downs partner rips anti-casino 'hysteria'
(Massachusetts) -- If Suffolks Downs winds up winning the eastern Massachusetts casino license, the billion-dollar "destination resort" casino with a horse...

9/26/2013

article City Council Will Leave the Casino Vote to East Boston
(Massachusetts) -- With a 12-1 vote, Boston’s City Council decided to keep the vote on a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs to just East Boston residents, rather...

9/25/2013

article Casino foes mobilize as council rejects a citywide vote on deal
(Massachusetts) -- Anti-casino forces say they are girding for a final battle at the polls Nov. 5 after the City Council moved yesterday to hold an East Boston-only vote...
article City Council OKs East Boston-Only Casino Vote
(Massachusetts) -- The Boston City Council voted 12-1 Wednesday in favor of an East Boston-only referendum on a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs race track.

9/24/2013

article Revere voters to decide on casino / Suffolk Downs vote set for Nov. 5
(Massachusetts) -- City voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to support the $1 billion resort casino proposed for Suffolk Downs. “It’s a very big vote,...
article Tandem casino referendum eyed
(Massachusetts) -- Boston city councilors poised to limit a casino referendum to East Boston residents will get a last-minute pitch to put it to a citywide vote today,...

9/21/2013

article Councillors take testimony on Suffolk Downs casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Seven of the twelve candidates running for mayor stepped off the campaign trail on Friday and spent several hours inside City Hall at a hearing on the...
article State Senator Petruccelli: Suffolk Downs vote belongs in East Boston
(Massachusetts) -- When the Legislature crafted and passed the Expanded Gaming Act in 2011, setting the stage for the development of destination resort casinos in the...

9/18/2013

article Revenue projection for Suffolk Downs casino disputed
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs would have to generate more gambling revenue than any other casino in the country — the Western Hemisphere even — to reach...

9/17/2013

article Tito Jackson backs citywide vote on Hub casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson is throwing his support behind a citywide casino vote for Suffolk Downs, going against the majority of his...

9/12/2013

article Casino vendors flock to Salem
(Massachusetts) -- Judging by the size of the crowd, a lot of North Shore businesses are wagering that Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs is going to land one of the state...

9/8/2013

article Council votes for pact with casino
(Massachusetts) -- Betting that a Las Vegas-style resort casino proposed for Suffolk Downs will be a winner, the Revere City Council voted unanimously, 11-0, last week...
article Suffolk gambling project prompts a flurry of bidder interest
(Massachusetts) -- More than 50 potential consultants and developers have obtained bid packages so far to make proposals to Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. to help site...

9/5/2013

article Suffolk Downs request Nov. 5 casino votes
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs has asked its two host communities, Boston and Revere, to schedule casino referendum votes on Nov. 5, the same day Boston voters will...

9/4/2013

article Suffolk Downs files formal casino development plan with Boston Redevelopment Authority
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of the Suffolk Downs racetrack have filed formal plans to build a $1 billion gambling resort on the East Boston property, kicking off its...

9/3/2013

article Revere city council votes to support casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- The Revere City Council voted 11-0 Tuesday night to support a host community agreement signed last week for a casino at the Suffolk Downs race track.
article Suffolk Downs files formal casino development plan with Boston Redevelopment Authority
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of the Suffolk Downs racetrack have filed formal plans to build a $1 billion gambling resort on the East Boston property, kicking off its...
article Suffolk Downs files premature plan for casino with BRA
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs has not been selected by the state’s Gaming Commission for the sole eastern Massachusetts casino license or received neighborhood...

8/30/2013

article Casino foes: Payouts not worth costs
(Massachusetts) -- Opponents of the East Boston casino declared yesterday that they have the support to defeat the Suffolk Downs proposal at the polls, despite a pot-...

8/29/2013

article Boston candidates wrangle over Suffolk Downs pact
(Massachusetts) -- The city’s new pact with Suffolk Downs casino developers is fast becoming a hot issue in the mayor’s race, with candidates carving out...
article COLUMN: Casinos: Start following the money
(Massachusetts) -- What's wrong with this picture? The folks at Suffolk Downs are dangling $33 million, plus at least $20 million a year, in front of East Boston...
article Suffolk Downs casino developers sign Revere agreement
(Massachusetts) -- The neighboring city of Revere has signed an agreement with the developers of a potential East Boston casino that would pay the city a projected $15...

8/28/2013

article Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs/Caesars
(Massachusetts) -- Boston broke the silence on Tuesday afternoon, signing a casino host community agreement with Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment that would bring $52...
article Caesars' John Payne: How a Boston casino could defy New England's gloomy gaming numbers
(Massachusetts) -- If it's approved by East Boston voters and selected from among the three contenders for an Eastern Massachusetts casino license, the Caesars...
article Governor Patrick offers kudos to Menino for Suffolk Downs casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick gave kudos to Boston Mayor Tom Menino for working out a deal with Suffolk Downs and Caesar’s Entertainment that would bring...
article Locals wary of betting on cash influx
(Massachusetts) -- It sounds alluring — tens of millions of Suffolk Downs casino fees flowing back to East Boston to enhance the neighborhood — but many...
article Mayor Menino Doesn’t Care Whether You Vote On the Eastie Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Tuesday’s press conference announcing a deal between the City of Boston and Suffolk Downs to potentially bring a casino to Eastie was a mostly...
article Race track seeking casino license announces 2nd host community agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs says it has reached a host community agreement with Revere that would provide an estimated $15 million in annual revenue to the city if...
article Revere mayor signs casino deal with Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Following a flurry of last-minute negotiations, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo on Wednesday signed a casino deal with Suffolk Downs, clearing the last hurdle...

8/27/2013

article Boston mayor reaches deal for Caesars casino at horse racetrack
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino reached a proposed deal with developers on Tuesday to build a $1 billion Caesars casino in the city's East Boston...
article Boston, Suffolk Downs seen nearing casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Boston may be close to unveiling a casino deal with Suffolk Downs. A spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas Menino said Tuesday the mayor was...
article Boston, Suffolk Downs unveil casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- A plan to develop a $1 billion resort casino at Suffolk Downs is moving forward with the unveiling of a long-awaited host community agreement between...
article Caesars signs agreement for $1 billion development in Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday stepped up the race to operate a single hotel-casino complex in the city of Boston.
article Deal: East Boston casino would pay minimum $32M a year, guarantee 4,000 jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's office announced a deal with Caesars Entertainment and Suffolk Downs today that would bring a $1 billion resort...
article Menino cuts his casino deal, but the rest of us need to be heard, too
(Massachusetts) -- After months of tortured deliberations, a deal has finally been struck for a casino at Suffolk Downs. Under terms of the agreement unveiled Tuesday,...
article OP/ED: Suffolk Downs and Boston: A deeply political deal
(Massachusetts) -- The mitigation agreements that aspiring casino operators like Suffolk Downs have to strike with host communities like Boston are supposed to make up...
article Suffolk Downs casino would give Boston $32m yearly
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk Downs casino would pay Boston at least $32 million annually — and potentially far more — while guaranteeing at least 4,000...
article Suffolk Downs reaches casino agreement with City of Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Developers of the resort casino proposed for the Suffolk Downs racetrack would pay the City of Boston an estimated $52 million a year once the $1...

8/22/2013

article Casino partners plan Sept. 10 vendors’ forum in Roxbury
(Massachusetts) -- East Boston is in the pole position when it comes to reaping jobs and vendor contracts from a proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs.

8/20/2013

article Union boss blasts mayoral hopeful on casino ‘hypocrisy’
(Massachusetts) -- A union boss representing workers at Suffolk Downs is demanding anti-casino Boston mayoral candidate Bill Walczak resign from his VP post at Shawmut...

8/15/2013

article Casino foes a good bet in mayor’s race
(Massachusetts) -- The proposed Suffolk Downs casino as a mayoral race issue isn’t just about whether we should have one, or whether it needs a citywide or ward-...
article OP/ED: Mayoral race provides forum for wider casino debate
(Massachusetts) -- Intent on winning approval for a casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack before he leaves office, Mayor Menino has sought to make the plan seem like a...

8/9/2013

article Complex Suffolk Downs casino deal still being written
(Massachusetts) -- So where is the Suffolk Downs casino deal with Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s administration? Nearly a month ago, the two sides finally agreed on how...

8/8/2013

article Boston Mayoral Candidate Walczak Against East Boston Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Former health care executive Bill Walczak is one of 12 candidates running for Boston Mayor. In a move to set himself apart from the crowded field,...
article Casino-vote issue takes the stage; Conley challenges Connolly stance
(Massachusetts) -- Follow the flying statements: Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, a candidate for mayor, on Sunday raised questions about the legality of an East...

8/5/2013

article OP/ED: Gambling board must clarify ownership at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Last March, the Globe reported that Vornado Realty Trust, Suffolk Downs’s largest stakeholder, was divesting its 19.9 percent share in the track...

8/4/2013

article Gambling board must clarify ownership at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Last March, the Globe reported that Vornado Realty Trust, Suffolk Downs’s largest stakeholder, was divesting its 19.9 percent share in the track...

8/3/2013

article Mayor’s race looms over Suffolk casino
(Massachusetts) -- AN EAST Boston casino proposal is right where supporters don’t want it to be — in the middle of the mayor’s race. Suffolk Downs was...

7/17/2013

article Poll suggests voters narrowly favor a Suffolk Downs casino
(Massachusetts) -- A new Boston Herald poll suggests city voters narrowly favor a Suffolk Downs casino, but that the $1 billion project has not won over a majority of...

7/15/2013

article Casino jobs are key lure, mayor says
(Massachusetts) -- A 15-year agreement between Revere city officials and the developers of a proposed $1 billion casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack includes financial...
article The force behind casino hopes at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- The road to a Suffolk Downs casino has been longer and a good deal more difficult than developer Richard Fields had expected, but at least nobody has...

7/10/2013

article Rizzo says he's ready to sign Suffolk host agreement, waiting on Boston
(Massachusetts) -- The state's gambling commission chairman told local business leaders there "is no opportunity for political interference" as he and...

6/14/2013

article Casino bid a Suffolk downer / Boston proposal losing steam vs. glitzy Everett plan
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s favored plan for a gaming resort at Suffolk Downs remains stalled as talks plod on between the city and track honchos,...

6/11/2013

article Tracks fear new tax on winning bets will sap business
(Massachusetts) -- As horseplayers returned to Suffolk Downs for the opening of racing season last weekend, grumbling about a new state gaming tax had some gamblers...

6/4/2013

article City, Suffolk Downs can’t agree on casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Negotiators for Suffolk Downs walked out of a casino bargaining session with city officials last week, and the two sides — long-considered...

5/30/2013

article Suffolk Downs begins meet; casino decision expected by March
(Massachusetts) -- With the Massachusetts Gaming Commission planning to award the sole destination casino resort license designated for the Boston area by March of next...

5/29/2013

article Caesars veterans hiring initiative extended to Suffolk Downs casino project
(Massachusetts) -- A proposed Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs will participate in a Caesars Entertainment hiring initiative for military veterans, if the gambling resort...

5/13/2013

article Conley advocates citywide casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- A casino proposal for Suffolk Downs should be considered by all of Boston in a citywide referendum, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, a...
article Two candidates want city to vote on Suffolk casino
(Massachusetts) -- As the field of candidates seeking to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino starts to become clearer, hopefuls are laying out their positions on one of the...

5/8/2013

article Revere, Suffolk officials talk casino leadership
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs Security Chief Paul Evans said when he looks at a future casino and how it would work in terms of safety, he knows it’s all about...

5/7/2013

article Observers: Some wary of Arroyo’s link to casino firm
(Massachusetts) -- The mammoth Suffolk Downs casino plan is quickly becoming a key issue in the mayor’s race, and candidate Felix G. Arroyo’s ties to a...

4/6/2013

article Vornado Bows out of Casino
(Massachusetts) -- One of the major investors in Suffolk Downs has pulled out of the partnership and will consolidate its efforts in its core business – that being...

4/5/2013

article A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil Scale Model of Proposed Site
(Massachusetts) -- Owners of Suffolk Downs unveiled its 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs last week to the media.
article Charlestown Groups Hear Suffolk Downs Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Charlestown residents on Wednesday heard plans for a new casino development at Suffolk Downs—one of three projects vying for a gaming license in...
article Suffolk Downs Unveils New 3d Model of Proposed Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs, unveiled a new three-dimensional model of the proposed $1 billion casino/resort development for...

4/3/2013

article COLUMN: Suffolk Downs casino is less of a sure bet
(Massachusetts) -- Did you feel the earth move at Suffolk Downs? That happens when political ground shifts, and it just cratered at the East Boston racetrack.

4/1/2013

article Boston Residents Split On Suffolk Downs Casino, Poll Finds
(Massachusetts) -- Boston residents are divided on bringing a casino to Suffolk Downs, according to a new poll from The Boston Globe.
article OP/ED: Casino referendums need voluntary spending limits
(Massachusetts) -- With huge profits at stake, Suffolk Downs is flooding East Boston with flyers and Blue Line ads touting the casino it wants permission to build in the...

3/31/2013

article OP/ED: Casino referendums need voluntary spending limits
(Massachusetts) -- With huge profits at stake, Suffolk Downs is flooding East Boston with flyers and Blue Line ads touting the casino it wants permission to build in the...
article Residents divided on casino at Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Boston residents narrowly support Suffolk Downs’s plan to develop a casino at the track, though the intensity of the opposition could make for a...

3/29/2013

article Investor Pulls Out Of Suffolk Downs Casino Bid
(Massachusetts) -- The company with a nearly 20 percent stake in Suffolk Downs has decided to divest that share because its executives are unwilling to submit to...

3/28/2013

article Caesars schedules open houses to see model of East Boston casino
(Massachusetts) -- In an effort to win over skeptical residents for a proposed $1 billion resort casino in their backyard, Suffolk Downs and partner Caesars...
article Steve Wynn Wants To Turn Polluted Former Monsanto Chemical Site Near Boston Into This
(Massachusetts) -- Leave it to billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn to turn a desolate former Monsanto Chemical Co. site into a lavish billion-dollar gambling resort...
article Suffolk Downs casino losing champion
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s earthshaking decision to bow out of the next election left some at Suffolk Downs concerned about whether Boston’s...
article Vornado pulls out of Suffolk Downs casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- One of Suffolk Downs’s largest stakeholders, Vornado Realty Trust, is divesting its 19.9 percent share in the track because its executives are...
article Wynn Takes Another Swing at Boston Gaming
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is taking another swing at the Boston gaming market, proposing a $1.5 billion resort in Everett, Mass. The lot is an old Monsanto...

3/27/2013

article Suffolk Downs unwraps model of proposed resort casino
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs today unwrapped a 10-foot-by-6-foot architectural model of its proposed casino resort featuring its horseshoe-shaped Caesars hotel and...

3/24/2013

article Casino opponents take to East Boston streets in protest
(Massachusetts) -- East Boston residents opposed to a Las Vegas-style casino proposed for Suffolk Downs brought their fight to Maverick Square on Saturday.

3/23/2013

article Casino Opponents Rally In East Boston
(Massachusetts) -- A few dozen people gathered at East Boston’s Maverick Square on Saturday to try and build support against a resort casino at Suffolk Downs.

3/22/2013

article City updates East Boston community on Suffolk Downs' casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Boston is asking for a rigorous environmental review of a proposed casino at East Boston's Suffolk Downs, according to a letter to the...

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