Should Casino Repeal Question Be on Mass. Ballot?

As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission prepares to make history, awarding the state's first casino license in Springfield, more issues remain in play.

Will the legality of casinos be on the Massachusetts ballot in November?

That question is now before the state's highest court.

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments about the legality of a voter referendum to repeal the 2011 casino law.

John Ribeiro, the chairman of the Repeal the Casino campaign, joined NECN for more.

"It's clear that there's going to be negative impacts, everybody acknowledges that. That's why we have these votes in host communities," said Ribeiro. "But communities right next door to, say, Springfield, or Revere, or East Boston or Everett, have no say at whether a casino's going to be imposed upon them. So we all should have an opportunity to vote on this."

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