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Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants a deal from Mohegan Sun for a Revere casino “identical in all material respects” to the lucrative agreement his predecessor signed with Suffolk Downs last year, before East Boston voters killed a Suffolk Downs casino project at the ballot box.
That earlier deal, between track officials and former Mayor Thomas Menino, included $33 million in up-front payments and at least $20 million a year specifically to address the effects of the casino on Boston streets and neighborhoods.
After losing the East Boston vote, Suffolk Downs struck a deal to lease 42 acres on the Revere side of its property to Mohegan Sun for a gambling resort, trying to eliminate Boston’s standing as a host community for the casino under the state gambling law.