Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally progress following a referendum vote supporting casinos passed last night.
Residents of Massachusetts have plumped for 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‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked whether the statutory legislation ought to be repealed, with 59.5 % to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it should never be repealed, meaning that yes, they wanted gambling enterprises.
Some commentators have actually suggested that the language used in posing the relevant question was deliberately muddled and designed to confuse.
Nevertheless, it is a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who have had their respective projects given the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely go forward with the licensing process, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million an item before a cornerstone that is single laid.
Not surprisingly, casino executives had been jubilant and anxious to emphasize just 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 job that is permanent and significant financial benefits provided by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said ple Continue reading “Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the Day”