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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission faces a pivotal week in which it will decide whether to keep alive the Suffolk Downs gambling proposal while its chairman faces questions about his impartiality over the only other bidder for the sole license to operate a casino in Greater Boston.
On Tuesday the commission is scheduled to decide whether a split vote in November in which Revere residents supported a casino would authorize a new plan by Suffolk Downs to base its gaming facility solely within the Revere portion of its property.
Then, on Friday the commission is scheduled to consider gambling mogul Steve Wynn’s purchase of land in Everett for a casino, but without its influential chairman, Stephen Crosby, involved in the debate. Crosby recused himself from the vote because he has a past business relationship with a co-owner of the Everett property, Paul Lohnes.