SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Opinion

July 6, 2013

What Others Say: Saying no to slots

(Continued)

Both of these casinos depended heavily on Massachusetts residents to support their bottom line. What we are seeing is a leveling off, if not a contraction, of the gambling industry.

Perhaps the best comparison is Rhode Island’s Twin River, a huge slots parlor that recently was granted permission to become a full-fledged casino. It was done out of desperation: Twin River, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, sees Massachusetts gambling parlors as a significant threat to its survival.

Perhaps if there had been a lot more time, and a better thought-out plan, the developers could have presented Salisbury with something enticing and feasible. But the mad scramble, and all the red flags that went with it, were all Salisbury had to look at.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate
Helium