The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says the folks behind Suffolk Downs are fine, upstanding people and can proceed with their application for a billion-dollar casino project on the East Boston/Revere line.
In a ruling released today, the commission did say Suffolk Downs will have to propose a new operator to replace Caesars Entertainment and do a better job of vetting that company first.
The company also needs to convince a majority of East Boston and Revere voters to approve the project in a referendum on Tuesday. If that happens, then it will be up to the commission to select among three proposals for the one casino license for eastern Massachusetts. The others are in Everett and Milford.