Navigator -- No -- the Horse Racing development fund is allocated for breeding and housing horses and paying purses -- and the intent if for the future development of a Horse Racing Track -- somewhere in Eastern / Central MABecause the House Speaker represents Revere and Winthrop, the location of Suffolk Downs.
So many people mobbed a meeting on a proposed $60 million Rowley horse racing track, they had to cancel it
The proposed project is among several looking to bring thoroughbred horse racing back to Massachusetts.
Horse racing ended at Suffolk Downs in June, but a new proposal could see a $60 million race track in Rowley.
Christopher Gavin Boston.com Staff
September 26, 2019
A $60 million proposal to build a thoroughbred horse racing track in Rowley has already kicked up commotion and sparked a race: A race to get inside Town Hall.
So many people showed up at a Board of Selectmen’s meeting to hear about the project from developers Monday night that officials had no choice but to table the talk and postpone.
The crowd, estimated to be over 200 people, far exceeded the 174-person maximum capacity for a town auditorium, triggering fire code safety concerns, Town Administrator Deborah Eagan told Boston.com this week.
“We never have people like that show up, even at Town Meeting,” said Eagan, who’s worked in Rowley for over 20 years.
It'd be interesting to see if BOS-LAS air traffic has fallen YOY for the Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec period.It looks like Encore is taking only a small amount/if any of the other MA casinos business. Aside from the CT casinos which have stated they have been impacted by MGM and Plainridge in MA, where is this business coming from - people that would otherwise be going to Atlantic City or Vegas? Or are these de novo customers that are new to gambling?
It looks like Encore is taking only a small amount/if any of the other MA casinos business. Aside from the CT casinos which have stated they have been impacted by MGM and Plainridge in MA, where is this business coming from - people that would otherwise be going to Atlantic City or Vegas? Or are these de novo customers that are new to gambling?
I wonder if traditional Mass State Lottery sales (e.g., Keno and scratch tickets) have seen a casino impact.It'd be interesting to see if BOS-LAS air traffic has fallen YOY for the Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec period.
Encore Boston not hitting lofty projections, blames soft revenue from slot machines
Last Friday, a source told Boston 25 News that 70 bartenders, apprentices and casino workers were told during mandatory meetings that their jobs were being cut.
Not only that, but the displaced bartenders who work so-called ‘Back of the House’ service bars, located out of sight of customers, are being replaced by dispensary machines that cocktail servers would have to operate themselves.
In a statement to Boston 25 News, Encore Boston said "The addition of the drink dispensers allows us the opportunity to significantly improve both the speed of service and provide a better guest experience. These dispensers are not unique to Encore."
I’m not saying the people in this scenario are serious gamblers. I‘m just saying that many would love to tell party bosses back home that they lost their money at the tables, rather than admit they parked it in real estate in Boston.Sounds like you have never met a serious gambler. LOL.