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Revere prepares to vote on casino for second time

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All Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo wants in Tuesday’s casino referendum is a win. By how much? He doesn’t care. As long as more Revere residents vote in favor of a proposed Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs than against.

“This is a pass/fail test,” said Rizzo, who has emerged as the public face of the city’s pro-casino effort. “If we thought there were style points for a larger margin of victory we’d have concentrated on that.”

But if it survives on Tuesday, Mohegan Sun will face off against a rival proposal from Wynn Resorts that won the support of 86 percent of Everett voters in a referendum last June.

And state gambling regulators have been clear that the strength of local support will be one factor in play in the next round of the campaign, when the gambling commission will measure the projects against each other.

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