Boston City Council President Steve Murphy says he's almost certain that only residents of East Boston will get to vote on the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs.

Under state law, the council could give all Boston voters a chance to weigh in. But Murphy says there's widespread agreement that the proposed casino is a neighborhood issue.

"Unless there is a stampede in the next few weeks by members of the council, I think there'll be a scheduled ward-only vote on the merits of the proposal that's been negotiated," Murphy said. "Everybody seems to be of the opinion that it's an economic development issue in one ward of the city, and therefore those people impacted should be voting on it, and not people in other districts that aren't impacted."

Murphy says he's thrilled with the new deal between Boston and Suffolk Downs, calling it "historic" and a "home run for the city."