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Suffolk Downs Boston Casino Vote Could Be Picture Finish

This neck and neck finish at Suffolk Downs Boston-area racetrack is symbolic of how their casino vote is unfolding. (Image source: Boston World)

These days: can the Red Sox win their third World Series title in 10 years in the city of Boston, there’s just one issue keeping city residents up at night? But while David Ortiz plus the remaining portion of the Sox are busy battling the St. Louis Cardinals for baseball bragging rights, there’s another battle brewing under the surface plus it could possibly be just as contentious as the obstruction ruling that finished Game 3.

Bugles Playing ‘First Call’

Both supporters and opponents associated with the plan to develop a casino in East Boston are ramping up their efforts getting down the vote in the ultimate days before the November 5th election, as both sides are anticipating a close race that could fall to voter turnout. The casino, which would be placed at Suffolk Downs, is a hotly debated issue in churches, on street corners, and even among candidates for mayor.

Anti-casino forces feel they’re seeing some potential for a noticeable change by means of the vote though that may be either positive or negative. The exit of Caesars Entertainment being a partner for Suffolk Downs in the casino bid recently has thrown the competition into chaos, they want to support the plan as it has confused voters over whether or not.

That confusion has shown up in the polling of a organiza (more…)