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Boston’s Request to Halt Casino Project to be Heard

Gambling2 BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators will hold a public hearing on Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s request to suspend the eastern region casino license process until after  the November election. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that it will hear arguments from the city and other interested parties at Bunker Hill  Community College in Charlestown on July 2. Walsh has said he doesn’t want to continue spending taxpayer dollars on negotiations with the two Boston-area casino  applicants, Mohegan Sun and Wynn, on financial compensation agreements until the fate of the state casi
no law is determined.

The state’s highest court cleared the way this week for a referendum that would repeal the casino law to be placed on the ballot. The 2011 law opened the door for Las Vegas-  style gambling in the Bay State.

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