Ah, sweet victory: Steve Wynn’s Everett, Massachusetts casino can finally progress following a referendum vote supporting casinos passed last night.
Residents of Massachusetts have selected to uphold the state’s three-year-old casino law, voting overwhelmingly in yesterday’s midterms in favor of maintaining the fledgling casino market, because the polls had predicted.
Somewhat confusingly, ‘no’ meant ‘yes’ for casinos on this ballot, as voters were asked perhaps the statutory law is repealed, with 59.5 % to 40.5 percent deciding that no, it should not be repealed, meaning that yes, they desired casinos.
Some commentators have actually recommended that the language used in posing the question was deliberately muddled and created to confuse.
Nonetheless, it’s a victory for MGM and Wynn Resorts, who have had their respective tasks provided the greenlight by regulators and who can now finally and definitely move forward with the certification process, a privilege which is why they will fork out $85 million an item before a cornerstone that is single set.
Not surprisingly, casino executives were jubilant and anxious to emphasize just what the casinos will do for their communities that are future.
‘Voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts today voiced their support of the 10,000 job that is permanent and significant economic benefits supplied by the Gaming Act of 2011,’ said pleased MGM Chairman and CEO Jim Murren. ‘MGM Reso