Mass. Panel Finds Path For Revere Casino Plan

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) _ State gambling regulators have adopted a plan that would allow Mohegan Sun to pursue a proposed resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, pending the results of a second vote by Revere residents.

The compromise approved by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday was an attempt to resolve a sticky dispute over whether the shift to a Revere-only facility would require a second referendum.

The Revere proposal emerged after an earlier plan from Suffolk Downs to build a casino on the Boston-Revere border was rejected by voters in the East Boston neighborhood, while approved by Revere voters.

Tuesday’s vote allows Mohegan Sun to request a waiver from commission rules that required a certified referendum vote before the Dec. 31 casino application deadline. A vote then could take place after the deadline, possibly in February.

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