Radio Boston Radio Boston

Support the news

The Man Behind Massachusetts Ballot Question 109:22
Download

Play
The Heisman Trophy, won in 1984 by Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, is displayed at the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville. (Charles Krupa/AP)
The Heisman Trophy, won in 1984 by Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie, is displayed at the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville. (Charles Krupa/AP)
This article is more than 4 years old.

On Nov. 8, voters will have a chance to weigh in on ballot Question 1, which would expand Massachusetts' casino gaming law to allow a second slots parlor in the state. What some voters might not know is the name of the man behind the ballot question, Eugene McCain. He's the driving force behind Yes on 1. But so far, he's been a mystery. He has almost never spoken to local reporters about who he is or why he's pushing to open a slot parlor in Revere on his land.

Guests

Stephanie Ebbert, reporter at The Boston Globe who has been writing about Question 1. She tweets @stephanieebbert.

This article was originally published on October 17, 2016.

This segment aired on October 17, 2016.

Related:

Support the news