Bennington and Saratoga streets in Orient Heights faced a fierce battle between the supporters and opponents of a proposed casino at Suffolk Down that would cost $1 billion. Mixed reactions were heard from various sections of the society and brought neighbor against the immediate neighbor on the issue. Gail Miller, while standing on a traffic island said that she was worried about security problems as someone from the anti-casino team could hit them. Organizer, Celeste Myers said that the campaign against the casino move is getting tense. Those who oppose the casino think that it would create nuisance, jam the streets with heavy traffic, decrease the property values and also dupe the local economy greatly. However, the persons in favor the casino opine that it would be much helpful for providing jobs of construction and resorts. During such hot discussions, John Dudley, the casino protester got entangled in hot debate with Diane Ingemi, the Orient Heights resident. Dudley said that each slot machine deprives the local economy by at least $100,000. He also feared that the casino could harm the shops and local restaurants too. However, Ingemi did not agree with Dudley. She said that she favored the casino 125 percent. Similarly David Arinella, the former chief probation officer from East Boston voted for the proposed casino.