Massachusetts Casino Repeal Matter Approved by Court

Massachusetts Casino Repeal Matter Approved by Court

Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal question, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to enjoy a voice in the issue. (Image: Boston Globe)

In Massachusetts, casino companies have actually faced a few battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There have been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, and in the actual situation of the Greater Boston area, a competition that is fierce only one license. Now, operators will have one more challenge ahead of them before they can sleep simple: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that voters should be able to see the casino law repeal concern for a November ballot, potentially rolling right back a 2011 law that legalized casinos within the state. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, as they may receive licenses, but not know until later this year whether they can actually do anything with them.
Unanimous Decision Sets Question on Ballot
The court reached their decision unanimously, pointing out that supporters of the repeal had succeeded in collecting more than enough signatures to place the 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 year it could violate th