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Boston Globe Poll: Voters Would Approve Casinos Again

Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun is one of two finalists for a casino license in eastern Massachusetts.
Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun is one of two finalists for a casino license in eastern Massachusetts.Jessica Hill/AP

If given the chance, Massachusetts voters would still support bringing casinos to the state, according to a new poll by The Boston Globe. One-third of the respondents said they would visit a Massachusetts casino in the first year it opened.

The Boston Globe reports:

Fifty-two percent of respondents say they would vote to keep the state’s casino law in place if the question lands on the ballot this fall, while just 41 percent would repeal it.

The support comes despite significant concerns about the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which has overseen a topsy-turvy process for siting three casinos and a slot parlor.

The poll also showed Martha Coakley holding a commanding lead over Steve Grossman and Don Berwick in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Click here to read the full Boston Globe story.

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