Gambling back on the table

Gambling back on the table

There are 12 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from May 18, 2009, titled Gambling back on the table. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

As lawmakers scramble for revenues, casino gambling - declared dead just a year ago - is seeing its odds surge again, helped on by a key change in leadership on Beacon Hill and the state's desperate need for cash.

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Averill Park, NY

#1 May 18, 2009
Allow the Casino! So many people from MASS spend their money in CT casinos, Keep it here in the Commonwealth.....

Williamstown, MA

#2 May 18, 2009
Ante up!
Hopeful in W Mass

United States

#3 May 18, 2009
Allow the casino's. The jobs, although they do not pay well, could be a welcome benefit. Also, the construction companies and other sub contractors hired to build the casino's would get a needed boost.
Having a casino in Western Mass is not going to make non-gamblers become gamblers. If you are a gambler, you will find a way to do it whether it be poker games, scratch tickets, keno or making the trip to the CT casino's.

Since: Jun 08

Mechanicville, NY

#4 May 18, 2009
Gambling is a poor investment for one's hard earned money..Only the casino's will smile at the investment.
Bureaucrat Bosley

Manchester, NH

#5 May 18, 2009
Daniel E "Bureaucrat" Bosley supports but opposes gambling. Dan Bosley supports the state lottery (a system of regressive taxation) but opposes Casinos (another regressive revenue system). I call this phenomenon "Bosley's H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y!"
- Jonathan Melle

South Hadley, MA

#6 May 18, 2009
Ya sure ripp up Greylock Glen. Let"s have Casino's.Wel might as well legalize whore houses too. Hell might as well legalize herion too. Let's legalize killing in the streets too. Let's rip-up whatever fabric of society that is left. Oh, By the way Mr.Gov . I want to thank you fot the increase in the price of gas. You wanted 30cents a gallon but you only got 18. To bad you couldnot S.C.R.E.W. us up any more. Aint it a cioncidence how gas also went up in N.Y. and Vermont too at the same time. So we could not get awayfrom your stinking taxes mr.Gov .
Go away

Albany, NY

#7 May 18, 2009
Mohegan sun will not bring jobs to the area it will only bring the asians to the area to work for pennys like they already do in CT mohegansun casino. don't be fooled with this BS.....If they bring it here put it in the contract only people from ma can work there. Half the people who work at mohegan sun or foxwoods can not even speak a spec of english
Clue by 4

Sandisfield, MA

#8 May 19, 2009
Casinos are NOT recession-proof.
The Tropicana in Atlantic City is up for auction and the Tropicana in Las Vegas is probably not far behind.
The social costs of casino gambling and the vices which attend it wherever it goes are enormous AND recession-proof.
Casino gambling was a bad bargain a year ago and it's a bad bargain now.

Haverhill, MA

#9 May 19, 2009
If u build it.... they will come!! Let's face it, people always dig up money when they want to gamble.. A casino is NO worse than the Mass State Lottery.. Not only that, the money would pay for all the stupid other things like:(1) tolls (2) Big Dig (3) bridge repairs etc..

Malden, MA

#10 May 19, 2009
Casino gamblers have been taking their money south for far too long. The revenue and jobs they will create may not be recession proof but the building involved would sure go a long way to help those in the construction business. By the time they're built, the recession will be over and we'll be in an excellent position. We'll keep the Massachusetts players here and draw local players from other New England states.
Fat Tony

Springfield, MA

#11 May 19, 2009
I likes da idea of a casino. Me an da boyz will make for a lot of ohh...I mean jobs with our union and garbage removal business.

Syracuse, NY

#12 May 19, 2009
Go for it ! it'a about time we get a casnio. I'am for it!!

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