Boston mayor Marty Walsh was compelled to talk to the gaming regulators in the state to hold off giving casino licenses until November, after the conduction of a statewide ballot initiative on revoking the law, which will allow casinos in the state.
Gambling licensing events turned out like this because of a ruling from last week, which was given by the state’s highest court, which allowed a vote on whether to repeal the 2011 law that allowed three casinos to be licensed in the state, according to the US gambling laws.
The potential problems
Reuters reported mayor Walsh’s opinion that“it would be a poor use of time to try to negotiate compensation agreements with casino giants Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts Ltd,” both of which expressed their willingness to build a casino in near cities to Boston, if state voters will oppose the law allowing casinos.
Moreover the city said in a legal brief submitted to the commission: “Given the uncertainty of expanded gaming in Massachusetts, the city emphasized that a stay was necessary to save the City from incurring considerable expenditure of time, money, and effort in connection with the ongoing proceedings.”
Last year the voters in East Boston made it into the gambling news as they rejected a potential casino developed by Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Additionally, there are two other proposed casinos for neighboring cities to Boston – Mohegan Sun project in Revere and Wynn’s one in Everett, both competing for the only casino license available in eastern Massachusetts.