Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria was among a group of Massachusetts mayors and town leaders whom rejected the claims in an anti-casino study that is recent.
Some Massachusetts mayors and city executives in the state have blasted a casino study that claims new resorts would hurt lottery profits for metropolitan areas and towns here. Anti-casino advocates are using the study to suggest that the financial advantages of adding gambling enterprises in Massachusetts have been overstated, and that voters should repeal the casino law into the November ballot that is upcoming referendum.
Based on the research, that was released by Repeal the Casino Deal, local lottery profits could stop by as much as 22 % if the new casinos are allowed to be built. Overall, the study estimates that as much as $103 million could be lost as consumers who utilized to relax and play the lottery turn instead to casinos.
Mayors, Town Officials Reject Study
But a group led by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Plainville Town Administrator Joseph Fernandes (all of whom lead towns and metropolitan areas where casinos and slot parlors have now been approved) is rejecting these figures, saying that other analysts came up with entirely results that are different. Based on the leaders that are municipal any lottery losses is short-term, and would become more than offset by the new revenues brought in by the casinos.