A very sad day for a Constitutional officer and the Commonwealth to exhibit the nonsense of proposing slot parlors to bail Massachusetts from it's financial woes. When Treasurer Cahill first publicized his support for slots in the Commonwealth it was allegedly to be in-front of the inevitable-not, Indian casinos coming to Carcieri ruling has catapulted that myth into space. Now slot parlors, yikes.. The
Gaming report commissioned by the Governor and written by pro-casino business experts denounces racinos and slots without a destination resort. Few jobs created, money drained from the immediate economy and predatory gambling being the sole business product. The report further details the negative fiscal impacts of a casino upon abutting communities with the Town of Monson used as a model. I wrote the essay that was published in the Spectrum Gaming report analyzing potential impacts upon the school district should a class III casino be sited in Palmer. Class III destination resort casinos with all their glitter are not sound public or fiscal policy. Slot parlors are just an embarrassment.