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DeLeo Opposing Slots Parlor Ballot Question

The Democrat said Monday that state lawmakers worked hard to pass a 2011 law allowing up to three casinos and a single slots parlor

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    Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is opposing a ballot question that would let the state issue a second slots parlor license. 

    The Democrat said Monday that state lawmakers worked hard to pass a 2011 law allowing up to three casinos and a single slots parlor. He says passing a ballot question to allow an additional slots parlor would undermine that process. 

    The question heading to voters in November would require the slots parlor be located near a horse race track. 

    There are two horse race tracks in the state: Suffolk Downs, in Boston, and Plainridge Racecourse, in Plainville. Plainville was awarded the single slots parlor license created under the law. 

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    DeLeo says he opposes the question even though the additional slots parlor could benefit portions of his district in Revere.


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