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Massachusetts lawmakers filed a gambling bill yesterday that would allow for three casinos and one separate slot parlor in the commonwealth, according to the Boston Herald and other media outlets.
In a statement, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray said “We support this bill and believe that it provides a strongly regulated and commercially desirable framework for establishing a gaming industry in Massachusetts. Expanded gaming will create thousands of construction and service jobs and support our ongoing efforts to create and retain jobs in the Commonwealth. Further, it will serve as a source of new revenue for Massachusetts and help our economy grow.”
With a simulcast betting site, , already in exsistence just across the town line on route 138, the new bill could have an effect on Easton.
What are your thoughts on legalized gambling in Massachusetts?