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Massachusetts Casino Repeal Matter Approved by Court

Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley opposed the repeal concern, but says she welcomes allowing the voters to have a voice in the problem. (Image: Boston Globe)

In Massachusetts, casino companies have faced a few battles to be able to build resorts in the state. There have been town-by-town campaigns to win over local communities, and in the case of the more Boston area, a intense competition for just one license. Now, operators are going to have yet another challenge ahead of these before they can sleep simple: a statewide repeal vote that could end casino gambling in Massachusetts before it starts.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that voters will be able to see the casino law repeal concern for a November ballot, potentially rolling right back a 2011 law that legalized casinos in the state. That move leaves potential casino operators in an awkward position, as they may get licenses, but perhaps not know until later this year whether they can actually do such a thing with them.

Unanimous Decision Places Matter 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 question on the ballot. The effort have been compared by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, now a Democratic candidate for governor, whom rejected issue this past year it could violate the property