Click the interview below to hear Clyde Barrow, former director of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis, speaks about the benefits of casino gambling for the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State provides the following argument from the side of casino advocates:
A no vote will preserve the state’s Expanded Gaming Law, generating thousands of construction and permanent jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for our cities and towns. Every year Massachusetts residents spend close to $900,000,000 at casinos in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine adding millions to their state budgets.
The Law already has provided voters in several communities, including Springfield and Plainville, an opportunity to bring much needed jobs and economic activity to their communities through first-class development projects. At the same time, the Law has ensured that no community opposed to a casino within its borders will have one. To help further protect residents, the Law contains industry leading consumer safeguards and dedicated public health funding.
Vote no on question 3 to create jobs, economic growth and much-needed new revenue in Massachusetts.