Revere rejects slots parlor in non-binding vote
Updated 7:47 am, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — By a large margin, voters in Revere have said no to a proposed gambling hall in the city.
The referendum on Tuesday was non-binding but appears to be a setback for Question 1 on the Nov. 8 state ballot would authorize the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license a second slots parlor in the state. A developer, Eugene McCain, hopes to build that facility near the Suffolk Downs race track.
Despite the vote, McCain says he'll continue to push for passage of the statewide ballot question.
The state's current casino law allows for a single slots parlor in Massachusetts, which opened last year in Plainville.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com