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Act establishing -- gaming in the current.
The Massachusetts senate is all in all odds are casinos in the -- state could soon become a reality.
This is the culmination of about fifteen years.
Debate on casinos and it thought if I'm -- -- fourteen in the negative.
-- -- -- -- Opting not to bet against the house which passed its bill last month.
The senate voting to 4414.
In favor of its version which would bring three resort style casinos and once slot parlor to Massachusetts.
Those in favor say they would be an economic boom to the state.
Creating jobs and bringing in one point two billion in revenue that has been lost -- neighboring states that already have casinos.
The most estimated jobs and investment is all about this is an economic development bill and it's gonna create jobs in the 250000.
People a lot of and that's why we do in this bill.
They're tired of driving to other states.
Leading their money there and coming home.
They want to do the same thing here in their state but it's not a done deal yet the bill will now have to go to a house senate conference committee.
Which will look at a number of amendments including a free drinks amendment that could bring back happy hour in Massachusetts.
It ain't done till it's done and ultimately it will be up to Governor Deval Patrick to make that call.
He didn't say -- -- -- or not the governor says he's holding off until He does his homework specifically examining the bills amendments.
But the governor says so far so good.
It was a way to do that is that is good from a jobs perspective -- good.
From revenues at the solved all -- accounts come -- an economic development and opportunity in this bill seems to.
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