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Revere mayor to discuss Suffolk Downs casino plan with public Tuesday night

Posted by Your Town  September 3, 2013 11:04 AM

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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and other city officials on Tuesday night will discuss with the public the host community agreement signed with the developers of Suffolk Downs, who hope to build a Caesar’s Entertainment resort casino on the site of the mile-long race track.

Revere voters would be able to approve or disapprove of the arrangement in an expected upcoming binding vote. Last Wednesday, Suffolk Downs and Caesars, competing for the eastern Massachusetts casino license, announced an agreement with Revere, committing to annual payments of $15 million once the proposed casino is fully operational, with payment levels tied to the casino’s performance.

The agreement also includes up to $16 million in one-time investments in Revere, including capital commitments related to municipal projects such as a new football field and youth center.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, and attendees have been asked to RSVP by calling 781-286-8111. The activist group No Eastie Casino has long attempted to rally opposition to the proposed project.

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