As Mass. Moves To Build Casinos, Voters Get Cold Feet07:36
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Celeste Myers, center, the lead organizer for the “No Eastie Casino” campaign, celebrates poll reports that voters rejected a casino proposal for East Boston, Nov. 5, 2013. (Fred Bever/WBUR)
Celeste Myers, center, the lead organizer for the “No Eastie Casino” campaign, celebrates poll reports that voters rejected a casino proposal for East Boston, Nov. 5, 2013. (Fred Bever/WBUR)

Tired of seeing residents go to Ohio or Indiana to gamble, lawmakers in Kentucky are considering a bill to allow casino gambling in the state. This month, voters in New York approved a constitutional amendment that could authorize as many as seven full-scale casinos. Supporters, such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, say the extra casinos will mean more jobs and more revenue.

Casino gambling is now in 39 states. Massachusetts was poised to become 40th two years ago, when lawmakers approved a law to allow several casinos in the state. But this month, voters in several communities said "not in my backyard."
WBUR's David Scharfenberg reports.

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This segment aired on November 25, 2013.

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