Massachusetts Swings Both Ways with Casino Vote

Massachusetts Swings Both Ways with Casino Vote

The MGM Springfield is one casino that is possible to Massachusetts in the near future; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week

This past week saw a great amount of voting taking place across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino tasks within the state. The outcomes were split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.

Hard Rock Hits the Skids

The larger vote arrived in town of West Springfield, where there was a proposal to build an $800 million tricky Rock casino. The casino ended up being anticipated to be among the key competitors for the Western Massachusetts casino license.

But that project had been dealt exactly what could be a deadly blow on Tuesday, after the voters of West Springfield decided to reject the plan in a general public referendum. About 55% of voters here voted against the casino, with 4,165 coming out from the project versus just 3,413 for this. The loss came as a surprise to many, due to the fact campaign saw supporters for the casino opponents that are drastically outspend.

That rejection narrows the competition for the sole casino license in Western Massachusetts. At the moment, it would appear that only two candidates have a chance at that permit: an MGM task in Springfield, and a Mohegan Sun proposal that could be located in Palmer. The Palmer proposal still needs to be voted on by residents, while the MGM plan was approved by Springfield voters. Devamını Oku