Alas, the rest of Massachusetts wanted some easy tax revenues. The communities around Springfield were not so enthusiastic:
The anti-casino communities include:I suppose I should be a good libertarian and let people do what they want, but I just don't think the government should be in the business of casinos. It creates all kind of perverse, entangling conflicts of interest where the state government will be actively supporting the fleecing of its citizens for a cut of the vig.
A cluster of 17 contiguous towns in Hampshire and Franklin counties, stretching from New Salem in the east to Worthington in the west.