Mayor Dan Rizzo of Revere and officials from Suffolk Downs racetrack are set to reopen casino talks this week, seeking to amend an existing casino agreement to reflect a new plan to build a gambling resort entirely in Revere.
The talks are the surest sign to date that Suffolk Downs is committed to moving forward with a casino proposal, despite losing a casino referendum a week ago in adjacent East Boston. If built, the new casino would sharply increase the revenue that Revere had anticipated under the old plan.
“It’s obviously going to be a serious uptick from where we were,” Rizzo said. “There’s no question it’s going to be a much richer agreement for the city of Revere.”
Suffolk Downs will outline its plans to the state gambling commission in writing this week, said Chip Tuttle, the track’s chief operating officer.
“I’m not issuing 350 pink slips and telling the horsemen they can never come back before we have exhausted all of our options,” Tuttle said.
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