Local Officials Against Gambling Expending in Massachusetts

30 Apr 2009

Four members of the Massachusetts Coalition for Jobs and Growth revived the debate around the legalized gambling expending on Beacon Hill, Boston. The leaders spoke in support of the legalization of three local resort casinos. According to the local officials, these casinos will be a great contribution to the city budget and a guarantee of the economic development in the area. 

Last year the House allowed three resort casinos but because of some reasons, including the state's financial crisis, the plan of gambling expending has not been fulfilled. Now it is time to take the next step and expend gaming in order to create a number of new jobs and aid the local budget. 

It is expected that the new resort casinos will bring about $500 million of revenue to the budget and create 10,000 construction and 20,000 casino jobs. Still some of the local leaders do not consider casino gaming to be an urgent issue now or at least state that this idea sounds too ambitious and needs more accurate information and detailed research. 

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