Thursday, August 8, 2013

Anti-casino group push to repeal Mass. gambling law

From Western Mass-

Casino opponents across the state are gathering signatures to get a ballot question that could repeal the 2011 Gambling Law.

An anti-casino group in Winthrop filed a petition Wednesday with the Attorney General's office. They want a ballot question in November 2014 that, if approved by voters, could make gambling illegal in the state.

Anti-casino groups in western Massachusetts told 22News they expect this movement to gain momentum extremely quickly.

“I know that the Episcopal Diocese of western Massachusetts will be a big, big proponent of the repeal,” said Michael Kogut, Chairman of Citizens Against Casino Gaming .

Nathan Beach of No Casino West Springfield told 22News, “We the people should be consulted on this. It is absolutely realistic that the people could decide by next November that we don't want casinos in our state, and they could vote this thing down and over turn the legislature’s decision.”

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