Casino industry must wait for public approval
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the Massachusetts casino industry won’t be either. It’s true that the state’s fledgling state gambling commission got off to a rockier-than-expected start. Yet an early spate of bad press and regulatory roadblocks may turn out to be less of an obstacle than local resistance to casinos. While polling consistently shows Bay State residents support casino gambling, residents are saying no to casino proposals targeted at their specific communities.