Tag Archives: Casinos

UMass Poll Shows Public Support Growing for Casinos

http://www.southcoasttoday.com… Support for casino gambling is widespread and steadily growing throughout Massachusetts, according to the latest survey conducted by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis. The poll of 1,256 Bay State residents over a three-month period shows that 57 percent favor two or more resort casinos, while 31 percent are opposed. The margin of error is 2.8 percent. The…

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Casinos or No Casinos? THAT is the Question!

With Massachusetts teetering on the brink of a financial precipice and in desperate need of new revenue, UMass Dartmouth is reporting that Bay Staters gave the Connecticut and Rhode Island treasuries $211 million last year through their spending at casinos and slot parlors. The Center for Policy Analysis, in its sixth annual update of the New England gaming industry, reported…

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Casinos: Coming soon to a City or Town Near You?

     The Standard-Times of New Bedford has a couple of articles in today’s paper concerning the future of casinos in the Commonwealth.  The SouthCoast area is the home of 2 of the would-be casinos sites: New Bedford & Middleboro.     The first few quotes deal with the possibility of legislation due to the change of Speakers in the…

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Sen. Menard Files New Casino Bill

Mass. Senator files new bill to allow casino gambling in Hampden, Bristol counties

by The Republican Newsroom

Friday January 16, 2009, 1:44 PM By NANCY H. GONTER

ngonter@repub.com Legislation to allow casino gambling in the state, including one site in Hampden County, has been proposed by a state Senate leader and other legislators…. http://www.masslive.com/news/i… State Rep. Todd M. Smola, R-Palmer,…

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So Deval…

Why do we want these things again? Tribe backers' 'racino' at risk Twin River, the Rhode Island race track and slots parlor owned by the same casino investors backing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, is courting bankruptcy. Twin River pays Rhode Island 61 cents on every $1 spent at the slot parlor. That's more than double the percentage that Foxwoods Resort…

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Deval’s Gamble (Part Deux)

(If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.   – promoted by EaBo Clipper) According to today's Boston Globe (5-7-08), Governor Deval Patrick has expressed interest reviving his proposal to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts. The “Together-We-Can” cheerleader seems determined to give said proposal another shot at becoming reality in spite of the fact that it went down in…

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