Casino style gambling may still be a possibility in Massachusetts as indicated
on Thursday by Governor Deval Patrick. This was made during his radio appearance
that he does monthly.
However, House Speaker Robert DeLeo still has concerns over slot parlors. The
governor has been having discussions with DeLeo and plans to continue these
Last year Legislature approved a gaming bill. However, Governor Patrick had
rejected a bill allowing for four of the state's racetracks to operate slot
machines. The bill also allowed for three casino resorts to be built. The
governor had rejected the bill stating that he could not support race track
owners to have no-bid contracts. Yet, the governor states he is still in support
of casinos in the state.
Patrick also made it known that his administration's strategy for job growth is
not based around gaming.
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