Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally move forward after a referendum vote supporting casinos passed away last night.
Residents of Massachusetts have opted for to uphold the state’s three-year-old casino law, voting overwhelmingly in yesterday’s midterms in favor of maintaining the fledgling casino market, once the polls had predicted.
Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked or perhaps a law is repealed, with 59.5 per cent to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it will not be repealed, meaning that yes, they desired casinos.
Some commentators have actually recommended that the language used in posing the question was deliberately muddled and created to confuse.
However, it’s a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who have had their respective projects given the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely go forward with the licensing procedure, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million an item before a cornerstone that is single set.
Not surprisingly, casino executives were jubilant and anxious to emphasize exactly what the casinos will do for their future communities.
‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 job that is permanent and significant economic benefits given by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said pleased MGM Chairman and CEO Jim Murren. ‘MGM Resorts International