Neglect the British; are casinos ever coming to Massachusetts? (Image supply: Britannica.com)
Last year, Massachusetts passed casino gambling legislation, but in 2013, it’s still uncertain whether that will trigger any casinos that are actual built in the state. While that law managed to make it easy for licensing of up to three casinos in differing associated with the state (along with one parlor that is slots, a combination of reluctant communities and a brutally intrusive gaming commission are beginning to make some wonder if anyone will ever get authorized for a casino there.
Uphill Battle So Far
Here’s the reality: many communities have rejected the concept of having a casino within their neighborhood. East Boston and Palmer both said no to casinos on this previous Election Day, even though many other towns stopped proposals from going ahead before they ever got on the ballot. That does not mean every casino has been rejected, of course. Milford is working with Foxwoods on a proposal that will be taken fully to a vote on November 19, while the town of Everett overwhelmingly approved a Wynn project, with 87 percent of voters coming down in favor of it. And MGM won a casino vote in Springfield this summer as well.
But that alone is not enough. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission must additionally accept the companies that will be running these casinos, and that’s beginning to appear to be an issue Read More