Massachusetts’ highest court says voters will be allowed to decide whether to keep the state’s casino gambling law.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a measure calling to repeal the 2011 law can appear on the November ballot.
The ruling overturns Attorney General Martha Coakley’s finding that the proposed ballot question is unconstitutional because it would cause casino developers to lose property without compensation.
The law allows for up to three casinos and one slot parlor. Construction is already underway on the multi-million dollar expansion for the slot parlor at the Plainridge Racecourse, and regulators have already given a license to MGM Resorts for an $800 million casino in Springfield. The two remaining licenses have not been awarded.
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