Two casinos are trying but only one will open near Boston.

Suffolk Downs is all in with Mohegan Sun while the Wynn-backed Everett  casino bid drove past major hurdles with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld leading the way.

Time will tell which bid wins the coveted license but it looks like The Wynn in Everett will be the one to beat, at this stage.

the latest from Friends of SuffolkDowns in  Dec 23rd, 2013

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Dear Friend:The Friends of Suffolk Downs community has been the energy behind our goal to bring 4,000 good-paying permanent jobs to this area. You have provided valuable feedback throughout the process and you have encouraged us to pursue a Revere casino.

As you may have read, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has given us the green light to move forward with a resort casino proposal bringing New England’s premier gaming brand – Mohegan Sun – together with historic Suffolk Downs. More than 78 years of history combined with one of the world’s most successful casino companies – now that’s a winning combination.

I’m asking all the Friends to join in our new effort – Friends of Mohegan Sun. Click here to sign up to receive email newsletters, news updates and the latest information on events in your neighborhood.

Mohegan Sun, Mayor Dan Rizzo of Revere and everyone at Suffolk Downs are working around the clock to put together a new proposal to bring a world-class destination that will create 4,000 jobs, new opportunities for local small business and economic development for the entire region. Click here to make sure you have the latest information.

Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and healthy and happy New Year. Looking forward to bringing home jobs and revenue in 2014.

Chip Tuttle
Proud Friend of Mohegan Sun