Revere rejects slots parlor in non-binding vote

The state's current casino law allows for a single slots parlor in Massachusetts

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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.

The Boston Globe reports that unofficial results show Revere voters rejecting the idea by a nearly 2-1 margin.

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.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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