Mohegan Sun faces setback with Revere casino

Apr 7, 2014 6:05 PM

The casino license petitioners, Mohegan Sun, partners with Suffolk Downs in its application for a casino to be located in Revere, Mass., were ordered to conduct a new environmental impact study of the suggested site.

That site is really the horse stabling area of the Suffolk Downs racetrack. Actually, the racetrack owners had planned to locate the casino on its East Boston real estate but that was rejected by the East Boston voters.

The Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Committee said the original plans have been drastically changed and a new study is required.

The announcement was seen by observers as a plus for Wynn Resorts Ltd., which plans a casino project in Everett.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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