Massachusetts turned down second slots parlor

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Credits: Best Western in Massachusetts

Voters stated that they’re against a second slots parlor in the state.

US.- Massachusetts voters rejected the proposal to allow another slots parlor in the state. Almost 61 percent of the voters rejected the ballot initiative, whilst 39 voted in favor of Question 1.

Wynn expressed its opposition since it would have been a direct competition the Wynn Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts. Steve Wynn destined more than US$40.000 into a last-minute campaign to protest against the initiative, hoping to stop the potential competitor.

The Massachusetts 2011 gambling law says that the state is restricted to only one slots parlor license and three resort-style casino licenses to stop the state from being a competition land. Eugene McCain Jr created the ballot hoping for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license a second slots parlor.

On the other hand, opposition leader Celeste Ribeiro Myers said: “These guys are insulting us by not even rising to the occasion with a robust proposal. How do you come to me from Thailand and tell me that you are here to keep the money in the state? That’s offensive. What do they take us for?”