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Suffolk Downs, Revere to reopen casino talks

East Boston, MA 11/05/13 Suffolk Downs CEO Chip Tuttle gets a hug from Revere State Rep. Kathi Reinstein (Cq) after Tuttle announced durign a gathering after the polls closed the casino vote received a split decision November 5, 2013. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET
Suffolk Downs CEO Chip Tuttle got a hug from Revere State Rep. Kathi Reinstein after Tuttle announced late Nov. 5 that after the polls closed that the casino vote received a split decision.Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff

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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and officials from Suffolk Downs racetrack are set to reopen casino talks this week, seeking to amend an existing casino agreement to reflect a new plan to build a gambling resort entirely in Revere, which both agree would increase the city’s potential windfall.

“It’s obviously going to be a serious uptick from where we were,” said Rizzo. “There’s no question it’s going to be a much richer agreement for the City of Revere.”

The plan to modify the agreement is the surest sign to date that Suffolk Downs is committed to move forward with a casino proposal, despite losing a referendum vote a week ago in adjacent East Boston.

Suffolk Downs will outline its plans to the state gambling commission in writing this week, said Chip Tuttle, the track’s chief operating officer.

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