Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer

Massachusetts Casino Vote Defeated in East Boston and Palmer

Voters defeated an East Boston casino bid, although the project could go up in still Revere. (Image source:

Casino opponents in East Boston had been hoping for a victory on Tuesday, and bracing themselves for whatever they thought was a likely loss. Alternatively, they quickly found down that a landslide was being faced by them but one in their favor.

Surprising Beat

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

‘We’re completely elated and impressed by the resounding that is loud’ the people of East Boston gave to the casino developers,’ said Celeste Myers, co-chairwoman for No Eastie Casino. ‘we arrived to the day bracing myself and talking myself into being content by having a modest loss…we had no reason to expect that we would realize a win, much less a win of the nature.’

It’s possible that the turning point in the race arrived when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment as being a partner on the casino project after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission expressed concerns within the company’s involveContinue reading