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After rejecting casino, East Boston now looks to its neighbor

After killing plans for a Suffolk Downs casino that carried the promise of tens of millions for their neighborhood, East Boston residents now face the unsettling prospect of a casino being built in virtually the same place with none of the financial benefits.

While the likelihood of a “Revere-only” casino on the site is unclear, many East Boston residents say it represents a worst-case scenario for the neighborhood — being dealt the disadvantages of a round-the-clock gambling mecca while the neighboring city collects the winnings. That possibility has united casino supporters and opponents alike in wary frustration.

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