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Voters to act on Mohegan Sun casino proposal.

REVERE -- A large voter turnout is anticipated today in Revere for a referendum on a proposed $1.3 billion resort casino.

The vote will determine whether Mohegan Sun can go forward with its plan to develop the facility on land owned by the Suffolk Downs racetrack. It would still need approval from the state Gaming Commission, which is also considering a proposal from Wynn Resorts in Everett for the sole Eastern Massachusetts resort casino license.

An earlier plan by Suffolk Downs for a casino on the Boston-Revere border was rejected by voters in the East Boston neighborhood. Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo says a host community agreement he signed with Mohegan Sun will secure the city's economic future for generations to come.

Also, state gambling regulators have voted against making the Eastern States Exposition eligible for compensation from a proposed resort casino in Springfield.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-2 on Monday not to designate ''The Big E'' in West Springfield as an Impacted Live Entertainment Venue.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Feb 25, 2014
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