are projected to siphon nearly an additional $1 billion dollars out of the
Massachusetts economy every year. That’s 1 billion dollars that normally is
spent on local businesses, instead spent on casinos whose owners live out of
Now ask yourself these two questions:
1. Where is that $1 billion
dollars a year being spent now?
2. What happens to those businesses and
their employees, once it no longer is?
With these kind of losses to already
established local businesses, they will start laying off employees, or closing
down altogether. Are you ready to lose your job? Are you ready to see a loved
one lose their job? Are you ready to watch your favorite local businesses close
This is the amount of additional money your neighbors will stop
spending at nearby businesses, and start spending at the casinos. All
calculations are based upon the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's own
This is how much money the businesses in YOUR city or town will
lose to the casinos every year.