These Milford, Massachusetts anti-Foxwoods Casino protesters carried the day whenever project was defeated by voters recently (Image supply: AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Sorry, Foxwoods: it seems you’re not wanted in Massachusetts, either. The Connecticut gambling giant had been soundly defeated at the polls this as voters in the town of Milford, Massachusetts decided that they didn’t want a casino resort in their backyards week.
Three Down for the (Voter) Count
This has become a story that is routine Massachusetts, where voters rejected proposals in East Boston and Palmer earlier this month. In this situation, Foxwoods ended up being searching to develop a $1 billion complex in the town that is boston-area compete for that region’s sole casino license.
When the returns that are first coming in, it absolutely was clear that the casino vote wasn’t going to go Foxwoods’ way. CEO Scott Butera quickly conceded defeat once the polls closed, telling casino supporters that the vote meant that plans for the casino would absolutely not be moving forward. Once all the votes had been in, the margin was enormous: 6,361 against the plan vegas winner mobile casino, and 3,480 because of it, or about a 65%-35% split.
Foxwoods spent a big amount of money marketing the casino, but it wasn’t enough to convince locals that it was a great deal for the local economy, apparently. The opposition carried the day while they promoted the fact that there would be many new (more…)