Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal question, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to truly have a voice in the issue. (Image: Boston World)
In Massachusetts, casino companies have actually faced a few battles in order to build resorts in the state. There have been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, and in the truth of the Greater Boston area, a competition that is fierce only one license. Now, operators will have an additional challenge ahead of them before they can rest easy: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that voters will be able to see the casino law repeal question on a November ballot, potentially rolling back a 2011 law that legalized casinos in the state tuesday. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, as they may receive licenses, but not know until later on this year whether they can actually do anything with them.
Unanimous Decision Sets Question on Ballot
The court reached their decision unanimously, pointing out that supporters of the repeal had succeeded in collecting more than enough signatures to place the relevant question on the ballot. The work was indeed opposed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, whom rejected issue a year ago because she feared it could vi