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Menino, Suffolk Downs officials finalizing major deal on casino

There are signs of a breakthrough in the protracted casino negotiations between Suffolk Downs and Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s administration, as the two sides have agreed on the framework of a deal that will allow the track’s casino project to move forward to a referendum vote, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.

Though details remain to be finalized on paper, the deal will be the state’s richest casino host-community agreement to date, with payments to Boston dwarfing the $25 million annually that a rival developer, Wynn Resorts, has agreed to pay to Everett, one of the people said.

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