These Milford, Massachusetts anti-Foxwoods Casino protesters carried the day if the project was defeated by voters recently (Image source: AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Sorry, Foxwoods: it seems you’re not desired in Massachusetts, either. The Connecticut gambling giant had been soundly defeated at the polls this week, as voters in the city of Milford, Massachusetts decided which they didn’t wish a casino resort in their backyards.
Three Down for the (Voter) Count
This is becoming a routine story in Massachusetts, where voters rejected proposals in East Boston and Palmer earlier this month. In this instance, Foxwoods ended up being looking to develop a $1 billion complex in the Boston-area town to compete for that region’s sole casino license.
As soon as the returns that are first coming in, it had been clear that the casino vote was not going to get Foxwoods’ way. CEO Scott Butera quickly conceded defeat when the polls closed, telling casino supporters that the vote meant that plans for the casino would absolutely not be in the years ahead. Once all the votes had been in, the margin ended up being enormous: 6,361 contrary to the plan, and 3,480 because of it, or around a 65%-35% split.
Foxwoods invested a big amount of cash promoting the casino, but it wasn’t enough to convince locals that it was a good deal for the area economy, apparently. As they promoted the fact there would be numerous new jobs created and much mo Continue reading “Milford, Massachusetts Voters Reject Foxwoods Casino Proposal”