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A casino deal, but Patrick balks

Legislators back 3 casinos, 2 slot parlors; governor calls measure unacceptable

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By Noah Bierman and Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / July 31, 2010

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After decades of debate and a month of contentious backroom haggling, key lawmakers agreed on a gambling bill yesterday that would authorize three Las Vegas-style casinos and a pair of slot parlors at the state’s racetracks. But even as the House and Senate prepared to vote on the measure today, Governor Deval Patrick has vowed to reject it. (Full article: 1059 words)

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