There was a huge victory for the city of Revere this week when voters approved the Mohegan Sun’s 1.3 billion dollar casino project. This win will ready the Sun for a serious competition with Wynn Resorts, who is also vying for the only resort and casino license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Over sixty-three percent of voters in Revere were in favor of the casino according to the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority’s spokesperson. The spokesperson also enthusiastically declared the Connecticut- based Sun’s expectations to win. Anyone who is interested in knowing more about the upcoming proceedings to go forth with the resort and casino in Revere should contact Revere Casino Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander.
Second Vote for Revere in Months
The victory was actually won in Revere’s second vote in recent months. Another vote from Suffolk Downs, which was held in November, was turned down by the residents of the East Boston neighborhood on the Revere/Boston border. The new and approved vote places the resort and casino in the town of Revere only. The casino will be built on forty-two acres of Suffolk Down’s racetrack. The contest to see who will win the right to build now goes on to the Massachusetts gambling commission. It is exciting for both the Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts, who both have a chance at the resort casino license. Wynn Resorts has proposed a resort about three miles from the Revere site in Everett. Their projected cost is 1.6 billion.
Vote is a Victory for Revere and Its Mayor
The vote is also a victory for Mayor Dan Rizzo, who has fought for the town of Revere to be chosen for the resort and casino. As soon as the vote was struck down in November, which would have placed the casino on the Revere/Boston line, he immediately began to urge the officials at Suffolk Downs to move their project strictly to the town of Revere. It appears his efforts have paid off.
Fighting for Massachusetts’s Most Lucrative Gambling License
While some have argued that the casino would bring in more crime, heavy traffic, and other issues, most of Revere’s voter’s seem to understand just how lucrative such a venture could be for the town. RevereBeach, which was the first public beach in the United States, is just one of the areas of the town which would benefit from the traffic and tourists that the argument consists of. The city of Revere’s estimated unemployment rate stands at 7.2 percent as of the end of the year, and the huge resort and casino would bring many new jobs to the area. Property taxes are also expected to lessen if the casino and resort is brought to Revere, and water bills could go down as well. Mayor Rizzo pointed out how the revenue from the resort and casino could bring “better schools and safer streets,” as he shared his excitement over the city’s second chance. If you are interested in knowing more about the proposed resort and casino give Revere Casino Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander a call today.