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The force behind casino hopes at Suffolk Downs

Developer Fields a striver and sentimentalist

The road to a Suffolk Downs casino has been longer and a good deal more difficult than developer Richard Fields had expected, but at least nobody has been shot this time.

Not like the last time, in Florida, when the attempted assassination of a tribal lawyer working with him marked a low point of Fields’s nine-year odyssey, ultimately successful, to develop Hard Rock casinos with the Seminoles.

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