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Casinos in the Commonwealth

Casinos in Massachusetts   6 members have voted

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Recently there was a proposal to build several casinos in Massachusetts, help raise revenues for the state. One would have been in Middleboro, another likely at the Suffolk Downs race track in East Boston. A third would be somewhere in central or western Massachusetts, Palmer being thrown around as a likely site. (Why would I see Springfield as being a more suitable choice?)

Anyway, do you support the Patrick plan ... or casino gambling development in the Commonwealth at all?

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Recently there was a proposal to build several casinos in Massachusetts, help raise revenues for the state. One would have been in Middleboro, another likely at the Suffolk Downs race track in East Boston. A third would be somewhere in central or western Massachusetts, Palmer being thrown around as a likely site. (Why would I see Springfield as being a more suitable choice?)

Anyway, do you support the Patrick plan ... or casino gambling development in the Commonwealth at all?

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I argued pretty much similar in the topic regarding slots in Maryland ... the fact that there are so many gambling options everywhere is hurting the industry as a whole. Between Twin River to the north/east and whatever is sprouting up in New York to the south/west ... the Connecticut casinos are hurting and now have to build bigger and do bigger things in order to draw people back. New Hampshire has legalized poker to a limited extent, its venture into the gambling scene.

Massachusetts really doesn't need to venture into the scene. It won't bring the economic help it would have 10-20 years ago, before everyone else got in on the act. At this point the negatives would outweigh the positives. And in a possibly partisan statement for Connecticut, it would detract what's already around here (Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun) from being a regional tourist attraction.

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