BOSTON (AP) -- State gambling regulators adopted a plan on Tuesday that would allow Mohegan Sun to pursue a proposed resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, but only after a second vote was held in the city.

The compromise, approved unanimously by the five-member Massachusetts Gam ing Commission, was an attempt to resolve a sticky dispute over whether the shift to a Revere-only facility would require another referendum.

The Revere casino proposal emerged after an earlier plan from Suffolk Downs to develop a casino on the Boston-Revere border was rejected Nov. 5 by voters in the East Boston neighborhood, while at the same time approved by Revere voters.

Tuesday’s action by the panel gives Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs one week to request a waiver from commission rules that required a certified referendum vote before the Dec. 31 casino application deadline.