Marty Walsh on Thursday said he does not want to spend tax money on casino issues since the law could be repealed.
Casino opponents say they have more than double the required signatures to hold a referendum to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law placed on the November ballot.
State gambling regulators say they’ll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts’ first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.
State Senator Tick Segerblom wants a law allowing casinos to take bets on who wins America’s top political job.
Gambling on U.S. elections is already done in Great Britain, and one gaming company took in close to $2 million in wagers for the 2012 election. Ladbrokes is already handicapping 2016, with Hillary Clinton as a 6 to 4 favorite. On the Republican side, both Marco Rubio and Chris Christie have 12 to 1 odds.
The state’s top gambling regulator has stepped away from the process for awarding a casino license in the Boston area.
The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case before the state’s highest court Monday.
Companies looking to win a Massachusetts casino license say the state needs to change how it taxes winnings to avoid discouraging gamblers and cutting the state’s and casino’s take.
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State gambling regulators agreed Thursday to consider Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s bid to have the city declared a host community for resort casino proposals in the neighboring cities of Everett and Revere, a designation that, if granted, would give Boston voters the ability to kill the projects.
WBZ NewsWatch with Joe Mathieu returned Tuesday on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Mitchell Etess, the CEO of the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority, as Joe’s guest.