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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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10/20/2014

article Gambling commission rejects Suffolk Downs claims
(Massachusetts) -- The state gambling commission, through its top lawyer, has rejected claims from a corporate officer of Suffolk Downs that a Wynn Resorts casino...

10/16/2014

article Suffolk Downs Workers Sue Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Revere, Mass., and a union representing Suffolk Downs workers have sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, contending that the panel...
article Suffolk workers sue Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The unionized employees of the soon-to-be-shuttered Suffolk Downs are headed to the courtroom.

10/8/2014

article Lawyer for Suffolk Downs challenges legality of Wynn's casino victory
(Massachusetts) -- It’s a safe bet that when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission members headed home on Sept. 16, they thought they had put months of contentious...
article Suffolk Downs officials ask gaming panel to reconsider
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, which lost a bid to host a casino last month, is asking state regulators to reconsider their choice of Wynn Resorts as the winner of...
article Suffolk’s lawyer blasts Wynn deal
(Massachusetts) -- The $1.6 billion Wynn Resorts gaming palace in Everett should be disqualified because two of the owners of the land where it will be built can’t...

10/7/2014

article DeLeo resistant to revisiting gaming law
(Massachusetts) -- House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday any efforts to retain horse racing at Suffolk Downs, the East Boston track where his father once worked, would...

10/6/2014

article Any plans to revive horse racing at Suffolk Downs should be within confines of existing gaming law, House Speaker Robert DeLeo says
(Massachusetts) -- House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday any efforts to retain horse racing at Suffolk Downs, the East Boston track where his father once worked, would...
article The Death of a Racetrack: How Suffolk Downs Is Missing The Chance To Grow A New Generation of Fans
(Massachusetts) -- There was rain, but no tears. As wakes go, the alleged last day of racing at Suffolk Downs was a remarkably dry-eyed affair. The small cadre of track...

10/5/2014

article After 79 years, Suffolk Downs is hitting the finish line
(Massachusetts) -- The prayers read over the public address system by Lee Alphen, longtime chaplain of Suffolk Downs, blended in as faint murmurings amid the usual...
article Horse farms fear they will close if racing ends in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Woody Robertson sat atop a bale of hay in the weathered barn at Briar Hill Farm. The air was pungent with the aroma of damp horse feed and manure.
article It's a photo finish: Suffolk Downs reaches the homestretch
(Massachusetts) -- Thousands of people flocked to Suffolk Downs yesterday to bid farewell to the 79-year-old track, braving damp and chilly weather to watch its last...
article Suffolk Downs Is Put Out to Pasture
(Massachusetts) -- When the track here opened in 1935, it boasted the first concrete grandstand in the country, and a throng of 35,000 gleefully cheered thoroughbred...

10/4/2014

article Boston's storied horse track, and a way of life, enter final stretch
(Massachusetts) -- Since high school, Lorita Lindemann has lived to the rhythm of horse racing - rising before dawn to tend her thoroughbred charges, cheering as they...
article Fitzgerald: Glitz can’t equal memories of Suffolk
(Massachusetts) -- You don’t have to be a bettor to mourn the passing of Suffolk Downs, which will go dark after today’s program, dropping the curtain on a...
article Opinion: For gamblers, casinos throw thoroughbreds off track
(Massachusetts) -- I was late for our morning coffee and whatever, and Freddy was sitting there, head down, his newspaper folded on the table when I joined him.
article Tributes planned as Suffolk Downs holds last day of horse racing in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, New England's last thoroughbred horse track, celebrated its storied past with a series of tributes Saturday on its final day of...

10/3/2014

article Fitzgerald: Glitz can’t equal memories of Suffolk
(Massachusetts) -- You don’t have to be a bettor to mourn the passing of Suffolk Downs, which will go dark after today’s program, dropping the curtain on a...

10/2/2014

article After 79 years, Suffolk Downs is hitting the finish line
(Massachusetts) -- The prayers read over the public address system by Lee Alphen, longtime chaplain of Suffolk Downs, blended in as faint murmurings amid the usual...
article Future For Local Horse Breeders Hangs In The Balance
(Massachusetts) -- When Wynn Resorts won the coveted Eastern Massachusetts casino license, it looked like the end of the line for Suffolk Downs. The 79-year-old...
article Horse owners seek racing license for Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Horse owners and trainers are trying to keep races going at Suffolk Downs, New England's last remaining thoroughbred track, which plans to stop...

9/27/2014

article Six bold plans for the future of Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded the coveted Boston-area casino license to the Wynn Resorts bid in Everett earlier this month, it...

9/25/2014

article Horse racing fans on edge as deadline looms
(Massachusetts) -- With less than a week left before the deadline to save thoroughbred racing in Massachusetts, at least for 2015, nerves are getting frayed as rumors...
article New England's last thoroughbred racing track falls victim to casino boom
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred racing track, will close this year. The venue, which once hosted Seabiscuit and other great...
article Options Dwindle for Massachusetts Racing
(Massachusetts) -- As live racing at Suffolk Downs winds down for the season, and likely forever, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking options for the...
article Experts: Closure Of Suffolk Downs Could Have Impact On New York Racing
(New York) -- New England’s only thoroughbred racetrack is scheduled to close in less than two weeks, the latest sign of a sport in a national decline. Experts on...

9/24/2014

article Suffolk Downs closure means end of New England thoroughbred racing
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, New England's last thoroughbred racing track, says it is closing this year as the venue, which once hosted Seabiscuit and other...

9/23/2014

article RI woman works to place Suffolk Downs horses with homes
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs is scheduled to close on Oct. 4. Employees will have to find new jobs, and the thoroughbred race horses will have to find homes.
article Suffolk Downs says last day of racing will be Oct. 4
(Massachusetts) -- The last day of live racing for the year — and possibly forever — at Suffolk Downs will be Saturday, Oct. 4, track officials said. The 79-...
article Suffolk Downs sets Oct. 4 as final day of live thoroughbred racing at 79-year-old track
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs officials says live thoroughbred racing will end for the season — and most likely for good — on the first Saturday in...

9/22/2014

article OP/ED: Suffolk Downs’s silver lining: Location, location, location
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission put Suffolk Downs out of business last week, when it handed Steve Wynn a coveted casino gambling license. Dreams...

9/21/2014

article LEUNG: Whoa, there’s no rush to close Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Joe O’Donnell, hold your horses and give Suffolk Downs one more season. I know you and your business partner, Richard Fields, have been giving...

9/20/2014

article Suffolk Downs to Close as Result of MGC Decision
(Massachusetts) -- East Boston voted against a cash windfall last November during the Host Community referendum and now with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarding...

9/19/2014

article Gaming Commission’s Overture On Horse Racing Labeled ‘Empty Posturing’
(Massachusetts) -- After its licensing decision earlier this week prompted Suffolk Downs racecourse to announce its plans to close, the state gaming commission said...
article Suffolk Downs could hold final races in October
(Massachusetts) -- As it winds down what is expected to be its final season, Suffolk Downs is considering pushing back its final day of live races from Monday, Sept. 29...
article Suffolk Downs: It Took 4,000 People to Build, Three to Shut It Down
(Massachusetts) -- There’s an old joke among economists about the difference between a recession and a depression. A recession is when your neighbor has lost his...

9/18/2014

article For Suffolk Downs, days are numbered
(Massachusetts) -- Keys dangling from his belt and a dusty Marine Corps cap pulled tight over his head, Paul Brooker leaned on the white rail along the edge of the...
article LEUNG: Whoa, there’s no rush to close Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Joe O’Donnell, hold your horses and give Suffolk Downs one more season. I know you and your business partner, Richard Fields, have been giving...
article Regulators hope to save thoroughbred horse racing
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators say they'll look for ways to preserve thoroughbred horse racing in the state now that Suffolk Downs is set to close...
article Suffolk Downs officials detail shut-down plans
(Massachusetts) -- Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer at the Suffolk Downs racetrack, told reporters today that live horse racing will stop on Sept. 29 and...
article Suffolk Downs slams panel’s ‘empty posturing’
(Massachusetts) -- Two days after it denied a casino license to Suffolk Downs, prompting an announcement by the track that it would shut down, the state gambling...

9/17/2014

article COLUMN: As Suffolk Downs winds down, an end to a way of life
(Massachusetts) -- It’s over. Working with the horses at Suffolk Downs isn’t much of a living, but it’s a good life. Some of the men and women on the...
article Gaming panel gave minimal weight to saving Suffolk's horse-racing jobs
(Massachusetts) -- When Penn National competed with Cordish Cos. for the state’s sole slots parlor license in February, there was one big thing that gave Penn...
article Suffolk Downs Set to Close
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, New England’s only thoroughbred horse racing track, has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun...

9/16/2014

article Another track where Seabiscuit raced faces closure
(Massachusetts) -- The decision by Massachusetts casino regulators choosing Wynn to build a casino over a group including Suffolk Downs likely means the end of racing at...
article Gambling panel’s decision spells end for Suffolk Downs races
(Massachusetts) -- It was supposed to be one more heart-pounding Suffolk Downs comeback after nearly 80 years of them: An embattled racetrack charges from 10 lengths...
article Suffolk Downs says casino vote means end to thoroughbred racing in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk Downs official says horse racing will be coming to an end at the 79-year-old thoroughbred track as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Suffolk Downs To ‘Wind Down Racing Operations’
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, the East Boston racetrack that has long hoped to become involved in an expanded gambling facility, announced plans Tuesday to “...

7/9/2014

article EDITORIAL: Walsh deal with Suffolk Downs: Eastie residents should lobby gaming commission
(Massachusetts) -- When East Boston voted against a casino at Suffolk Downs last year, the verdict created a big headache for incoming mayor Marty Walsh. Eastie...

6/30/2014

article Wynn offers horse track workers hiring preference
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts says it will offer workers at Suffolk Downs preference for thousands of new jobs at its proposed $1.6 billion casino in Everett, if it...
article Boston Area Voters Favor Suffolk Downs Casino Plan, Poll Finds
(Massachusetts) -- When asked to choose between rival casino proposals for the region, Boston area voters strongly favor Suffolk Downs’ plan, a new poll finds.

6/7/2014

article Suffolk Downs Hopes For ‘Pot Of Gold’: A Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- Big crowds are expected to turn out Saturday to watch California Chrome attempt to become the first horse in 36 years to win racing’s Triple...

6/6/2014

article Suffolk Downs Hopes For ‘Pot Of Gold’: A Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- Big crowds are expected to turn out Saturday to watch California Chrome attempt to become the first horse in 36 years to win racing’s Triple...

5/20/2014

article Suffolk Downs Committed to Horse Racing
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs is on the road and working its hardest to reassure the horse racing community that – despite recent news about a so-called...

5/15/2014

article Suffolk Downs offers to abandon racing for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of Suffolk Downs told state gambling regulators last month that they would close the last thoroughbred racetrack in New England if it in...

5/10/2014

article Justice hearing casino repeal case tied to Suffolk Downs
(Massachusetts) -- Justice Robert Cordy of the Supreme Judicial Court led the questioning of casino foes who asked the court last week to allow a ballot question that...

5/3/2014

article Suffolk Downs opens the season with cloudy future
(Massachusetts) -- For the employees of Suffolk Downs and horse racing enthusiasts, Opening Day is a rite of passage to warm-weather months that lie ahead.

4/28/2014

article Kennedy signs off on casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- An agreement between city officials and Suffolk Downs developers paying the city $350,000 a year acknowledges the traffic impact of a proposed Revere...
article Suffolk OTB to borrow up to $90M for casino, creditor payments
(New York) -- The board of directors of the bankrupt Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. has voted to borrow up to $90 million to finance construction of a 1,000 electronic...

4/23/2014

article Horse track warns 2014 racing season could be last
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred facility, warned on Wednesday that the 2014 racing season would likely be the last one at the 79-...
article Suffolk Downs thoroughbred track says without casino license, 2014 racing season could be last
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs is warning that the 2014 season could be the last one at New England's only thoroughbred track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the...

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-...

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