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Ceasars signed deal with hotelier accused of having tie to Russian mob

A Caesars Entertainment subsidiary signed a licensing deal with a New York hotel firm after Caesars’ own investigation turned up material alleging a principal in the hotel company had ties to Russian mobsters and had helped sponsor a visa for a reputed professional hit man, according to a report from Massachusetts casino investigators.

Caesars, the former partner of Suffolk Downs, withdrew from the racetrack’s East Boston casino venture Friday, at the urging of its partners, after learning that state investigators would recommend to the gambling commission that Caesars be disqualified from bidding for a Massachusetts license.

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