MASACHUSETTS BALLOT QUESTION 1: Mass. voters asked to allow second slots BARN license
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Mass. voters asked to allow second slots license
by ADAM BAGNI, NBC 10 NEWS
Tuesday, October 18th 2016
Ballot Question 1 in Massachusetts is really all about a single plot of land in Revere.
A casino developer wants to place a hotel and more than 1,200 slot machines on a rundown trailer park adjacent to Suffolk Downs.
Supporters claim it'll create hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenue.
"We want to take advantage of all these millions of people coming in and out of Logan that, for the most part, if they can't get a hotel room in downtown Boston, they stay out near the airport," said Jason Osborne of the Horse Racing Jobs and Education Committee.
But opponents have called the plan "little league."
Nearly all elected officials in the area are against it. Many are worried about not only social impacts, but also market saturation.