Menino Opposes Phased-In Casino at Suffolk Downs

“I will not support a phased-in casino. The product that is right for us in Boston is a full ­resort destination that provides complete economic development for the area,” he told the Globe, objecting to the two-phase plan to bring in slots and table games then the resort, restaurants, and spa later. Menino sees it as “a renovation” of Suffolk Downs. “… I want something there that will draw customers to the resort casino, not just have slot ­machines. We can have slot ­machines anyplace. . . . It has to support economic development that is right for our city.” [Globe]