Suffolk Downs Applies for Casino License | BloodHorse.com
Photo: Elkus Manfredi Architects
Architect rendering of the Suffolk Downs casino project.
Suffolk Downs has formally declared its intent to compete for one of Massachusetts’ commercial gaming licenses. The East Boston racetrack announced Aug. 10 it had submitted the required non-refundable $400,000 fee with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
“We begin this formal part of earning a license to develop a world-class destination resort at our 77-year-old racetrack with great enthusiasm and with the understanding that our project must set the standard for gaming development in Massachusetts,” said Richard Fields, Suffolk Downs’ principal owner. “With our partner, Caesars Entertainment, we are committed to a proposal that will create more jobs, tourism benefits and local economic development than any other project in the state.”