Walczak calls on gaming commission to reject Suffolk Downs application unless Vornado agrees to background check or divests from Suffolk Downs
Bill Walczak, candidate for mayor of Boston, today called on the Gaming Commission to reject Suffolk Downs’ casino gaming license application unless Vornado Realty Trust LLC, current owner of nearly 20% of Suffolk Downs, submits to the background check required for all applicants or divests itself of its Suffolk Downs holdings.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby spoke with community members about the new casino industry and its positive and negative impact at the Asian American Civic Association on Oct. 18.
“Casino gambling is controversial, but the law has been passed. We need to do it well, and we need to do it right to make sure that it is a participatory, transparent and fair process,” Crosby said.