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Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo supports the proposed casino development by Mohegan Sun at Suffolk Downs, saying it would create thousands of jobs, provide opportunities for local businesses and tourism, and inject revenue and investment throughout the region. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo supports the proposed casino development by Mohegan Sun at Suffolk Downs, saying it would create thousands of jobs, provide opportunities for local businesses and tourism, and inject revenue and investment throughout the region. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Suffolk Downs race track  is getting a second chance to push for a casino.

The proposal looked dead in the water last month after East Boston voters soundly rejected putting a casino in their backyard. Put Suffolk Downs regrouped and is now pursuing a casino built entirely on its property in neighboring Revere.

The state Gaming Commission decided Tuesday to give the track more time to hash out a new Revere-only proposal, which is expected to be put up for a vote in February.

That means opponents are gearing up for another battle. At the same time, elected officials in Revere and East Boston are trying to negotiate new agreements to mitigate the impacts of a possible casino at Suffolk Downs.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with a lead casino opponent about his organization's next steps.

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John Ribeiro, chairman of the group Repeal the Casino Deal.

This segment aired on December 11, 2013.

Sacha Pfeiffer Twitter Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.

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