Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the afternoon

Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally move forward after a referendum vote supporting casinos passed last night.

Residents of Massachusetts have chosen to uphold the state’s three-year-old casino law, voting overwhelmingly in yesterday’s midterms in favor of maintaining the fledgling casino market, due to the fact polls had predicted.

Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked whether or not the law should really be repealed, with 59.5 per cent to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it should not be repealed, meaning that yes, they wanted gambling enterprises.

Some commentators have actually recommended that the language used in posing the relevant question was deliberately muddled and designed to confuse.

Nevertheless, it’s a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who may have had their respective jobs given the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely move forward with the certification process, a privilege for which they will fork out $85 million a bit before a cornerstone that is single laid.

Not surprisingly, casino executives had been jubilant and anxious to emphasize exactly what the casinos will do for their communities that are future.

‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 permanent job opportunities and significant economic benefits provided by the Gaming Act of 2011 继续阅读Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the afternoon