In the high stakes world of casino licensing, one can assume that the art of bluffing is employed from time to time. Could that be the case with Suffolk Downs and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission? With Suffolk and partner Mohegan Sun having lost out to Steve Wynn for the Eastern casino license rumors began to immediately swirl of the demise of Suffolk Downs, the last of the permanent Thoroughbred Race Tracks in New England. However, given that Suffolk Downs was originally scheduled to shut down soon anyway, one must wonder if the threat of a permanent shutdown is a ploy to get a piece of the gaming revenue from the other three licensed properties to help bolster purses and keep them viable is the hope. I viable race track across the river from a resort casino destination might be a win-win for Wynn and Boston, so stay tuned!