Officials of the Suffolk Downs race track say they're working to find a new company to operate its proposed resort casino but may not have one in place before host community votes scheduled for next week in East Boston and Revere.
Suffolk Downs recently ended a partnership with Caesars Entertainment after being briefed on several issues that surfaced during a background check conducted by Massachusetts Gaming Commission investigators.
Charles Baker III, secretary for Suffolk Downs, told the commission on Tuesday that discussions were underway with several prospective casino operators and that one would be chosen before Dec. 31, the panel's deadline for casino applications.
The comments came during a commission hearing on whether Suffolk Downs is suitable to continue in the process. The panel plans to issue a written decision at a later date.
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