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Casino jobs are key lure, mayor says

Mayor Dan Rizzo says an agreement over proposed Suffolk Downs casino would boost Revere economy significantly,

A 15-year agreement between Revere city officials and the developers of a proposed $1 billion casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack includes financial payments and job opportunities that could have widespread economic impact on the city, Mayor Dan Rizzo said.

“I would consider it transformational,” Rizzo said in an interview Wednesday after an address by Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, to the Revere Chamber of Commerce. “I really do believe the jobs alone could cut our unemployment rate in half.”

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