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Milford rolls dice

As a $1b casino plan faces an up-or-down vote, both sides marshal their arguments

An artist’s vision of the $1 billion resort casino proposed by Foxwoods Massachusetts for a Milford site near Interstate 495 and Route 16.

Stephen Oakes/Foxwoods

An artist’s vision of the $1 billion resort casino proposed by Foxwoods Massachusetts for a Milford site near Interstate 495 and Route 16.

After East Boston’s stunning rejection last week of a proposed gambling resort at Suffolk Downs, all eyes will turn to Milford on Nov. 19 as voters decide whether they want a casino in their town. If most say yes to plans by Foxwoods Massachusetts for a $1 billion complex next to Interstate 495, a Special Town Meeting on Dec. 9 would be asked to rezone the site, a decision that requires a two-thirds majority. Foxwoods is vying for the region’s single resort casino license, against an Everett proposal and perhaps a redrawn Suffolk Downs plan in Revere. Meanwhile, the state Gaming Commission has slated a hearing Wednesday to see whether Foxwoods is suitable to hold a casino license; its final decision is due in the spring.

A look at the Milford/Foxwoods agreement

Q&A: The case for a casino in Milford

Q&A: The case against a casino in Milford

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