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Casino Vote Expected [Poll]

State lawmakers are expected to cast a final vote Wednesday on a casino bill, which could clear the way for a casino application affecting Milford and surrounding towns.

The state Legislature is expected to give a final approval Wednesday to a casino bill, before sending it to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature.

The bill produced by a conference committee received preliminary approval late Tuesday in both the state Senate and House of Representatives.

If authorized by Patrick, it will allow up to three resort style casinos in Massachusetts, and one slots parlor, including one for the region between Worcester and Boston.

A developer,, has already stated he plans to apply for a license for a casino in Milford, on acreage to the east of Interstate 495, near Route 16.

The casino bill is touted by supporters as a job creation bill. , and possibly attract more crime. Is a resort-style casino a good idea for Milford? Vote in the poll and explain your arguments in the comments section.

Charlie December 11, 2011 at 04:03 AM
I support the Milford casino, what an opportunity for Milford, I'm a holliston resident
Jim Rizoli December 11, 2011 at 05:43 AM
Charlie......There is a lot of extra baggage that comes with a casino. You might get revenue on one end but could double at the other end in regards to expenses to babysit it. I would think the first thing to do is look into the small towns that have put casinos in and see what has happened to them. If things are working out fine then good, go for it....if not then you have your answer. I'm surprised this hasn't been done already. Jim@ccfiile.com

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