Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria had been among a group of Massachusetts mayors and city leaders who rejected the claims in an anti-casino study that is recent.
Some Massachusetts mayors and town executives in the state have blasted a casino study that claims new resorts would hurt lottery profits for urban centers and towns there. Anti-casino advocates are employing the study to recommend that the economic advantages of adding casinos in Massachusetts have been overstated, and that voters should repeal the casino law into the upcoming November ballot referendum.
In line with the study, which was released by Repeal the Casino Deal, local lottery profits could stop by just as much as 22 per cent if the new casinos are permitted to be built. Overall, the scholarly study estimates that as much as $103 million could be lost as consumers who used to play the lottery turn instead to casinos.
Mayors, Town Officials Reject Study
However a group led by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Plainville Town Administrator Joseph Fernandes (all of whom lead towns and cities where casinos and slot parlors happen approved) is rejecting these numbers, saying that other analysts have come up with entirely results that are different. In accordance with the municipal leaders, any lottery losses would be short-term, and would become more than offset by the latest revenues brought in by the casinos.
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