Massachusetts Casino Repeal Question Approved by Court

Massachusetts Casino Repeal Question Approved by Court

Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal concern, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to really have a voice regarding the issue. (Image: Boston Globe)

In Massachusetts, casino companies have actually faced a number of battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There has been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, plus in the actual situation of the higher Boston area, a intense competition for only one license. Now, operators will have yet another challenge ahead of these before they can rest simple: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that voters will be able to see the casino law repeal question for a November ballot, possibly rolling straight back a 2011 law that legalized casinos within the state. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, whether they can actually do anything with them as they may receive licenses, but not know until later this year.

Unanimous Decision Puts Question on Ballot

The court reached their decision unanimously, pointing out that supporters of the repeal had succeeded in gathering more than enough signatures to place the relevant question on the ballot. The work have been opposed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, who rejected the question last […]