Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally progress following a referendum vote supporting casinos passed away night that is last.
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, because the polls had predicted.
Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked whether the statutory legislation is repealed, with 59.5 per cent to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it will not be repealed, meaning that yes, they desired casinos.
Some commentators have suggested that the language used in posing the relevant question was deliberately muddled and created to confuse.
Nonetheless, it is a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who may have had their respective projects offered the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely go forward with the certification process, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million a piece before a cornerstone that is single set.
Not surprisingly, casino executives had been jubilant and anxious to emphasize just what the casinos will do for their future communities.
‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 permanent job opportunities and significant financial benefits given by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said pleased MGM Chairman Read more “Massachusetts Pro-Casino Referendum Takes the Day”