The ballot measure that would have stopped four new gaming venues from being
developed was rejected by Massachusetts voters. The measure would have repealed
a state law that was made in 2011. The law allowed for the development of a slot
parlor and three resort casinos.
Groups opposed to the anti gaming bill campaigned in communities that the
casinos would be built. The groups encouraged local residents to vote the
proposition down in order to help create jobs and earn tax money for their
Plainville is currently building a slots parlor. Everett has plans to have a
Wynn Resort built. Also Springfield will have a MGM resort.
The third casino city location has yet to be decided. However, the casino will
be in Region C. The southeastern portion of the state. Developers have until
December 1 to submit their applications to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is also interested in building a casino on their land in
Taunton. The rejection of Question 3 now gives the tribe the ability to build
their casino. Developers interested in obtaining a gaming license are also
looking at the possible tribal owned casino.
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