Boston to be denied the chance by Gaming Commission to be nominated as a host community for proposed casino plans.
Boston gambling news highlights that Boston resident s will not have the chance to vote on potential casino gambling resorts in cities of Everett and Revere.
The commission branded Boston a “surrounding community” which means that the city is able to retain the right to negotiate financial compensation from the casinos. However, it also means the city does not maintain the right to vote at referendums.
The commission, which is lead by US gambling laws, is planning to nominate a city from the eastern region, which will have the chance to possess the sole gaming license in the area.
The Mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh, expressed his disappointment with the results of the outcome. He issued a statement where he adamantly believes that Boston resident should be able to vote on the important decision.
Walsh also added that he will re-asses the commission’s ruling, as he plans to battle the decision imposed on the city.
Boston Mayor believes Crosby should step aside from the process
Chairman of the Gaming Commission, Stephen Crosby, has been brought into question for his rather strange behavior. He himself recognized that his “behavior and judgment” had turned into a “distraction.”
Crosby’s business links to Paul Lohnes, owner of the property on which a possible Wynn casino might be built, have also come into question. Mayor Walsh’s administration have demanded from Crosby to move aside from dealing with eastern region process, as his involvement is somewhat “prejudicial” towards making the right decisions.