In a history making vote, Massachusetts legalized casino gambling. The vote was 120 to 37 in favor of the bill which allows the development of two casino resorts and 3,000 slot machines to be installed at local race tracks.
Residents of Massachusetts will no longer need to drive 2 hours to the nearest casino in Mashantucket, CT. The new casinos will also have many new benefits to the area. With high unemployment rates the new gambling facilities will bring new job opportunities. In addition, the increase in tax revenues will help the local economy and the state's budget.
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