Two Perspectives On Question 3: To Repeal Casinos Or Not To Repeal?

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Of the four ballot questions that Massachusetts voters will vote on in less that two weeks, Question 3 is perhaps the most contentious with the most at stake. It will decide whether or not to repeal the state's gaming law and keep casino gambling out of Massachusetts.

A "yes" vote on Question 3 means yes to repeal and no to casinos. A "no" vote would uphold the state's gaming law — and allow plans to license and build four casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts to move forward.

The debate pits those who say casinos will bring much needed jobs to the Commonwealth against those who say legalized gambling brings crime, addiction and hurts local businesses.


Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter covering casinos. He tweets @Lepiarz.

John Ribeiro, chairman of the Repeal the Casino Deal Coalition.

Joe Fernandes, Plainville town manager and supporter of the Coalition to Protect Mass. Jobs.


WBUR: Ballot Question 3: Voters Decide Casino Fate

  • "In the town of Plainville, five miles from Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium, construction is almost finished on a $225 million slot parlor set to open in June."

This segment aired on October 22, 2014.


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