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Support Dropping for Massachusetts Casinos, Poll Says



Even in the very best of times, the idea of allowing large casino resorts in Massachusetts had been a controversial one. Still, the residents of this state seemed to support the idea generally at least until recently. Now, a new poll has shown just exactly how far help for the casino law has fallen.

Anti-casino sentiment is growing throughout Massachusetts. (Image: AP)

In accordance with a poll released this week by Suffolk University and the Boston Herald, only 37 per cent of Massachusetts voters now support having casinos into the state, while 47 per cent oppose the idea (15 per cent had been undecided). That’s a shakeup that is huge the state’s opinion of expanded gambling: as recently as February, 51 percent of voters said that they were in support of the new casinos.

Potential Repeal Vote Looms

If everyone’s viewpoint of the casino legislation wasn’t considered especially important in the past, that view could easily change later this year. Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court is debating whether a measure to repeal the casino law should be allowed on a statewide ballot in November, plus the new numbers recommend that voters might kick the casinos from the state if provided the possibility.

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