This is just gross and inappropriate. So what else is new? "paid for by Everett" is the tag line!
If Dolan supports a casino in Everett, he is supporting traffic nightmares, increases in domestic violence incidents, gambling addictions, drug dealing, prostitution, sex trafficking and mafia connections. This robo call is more proof that he is out of control.
Mass is too late to be successful in the casino business. You only need to look at Atlantic City and the closing of most of the large casinos and the numerous number of them multiplying all over surrounding states to know that Mass is getting into this business much too late to be successful!
When you think that these casinos have to set aside millions of dollars to address gambling addictions, expected crime increase in adjacent towns, and extra police needed, any reasonable person would say keep it them out of our state! Let our gamblers and criminals travel to adjacent states "to do their thing"!
Dolan has skin in the game in Everett.
If you go to a casino to catch a show - fine. If you go to a casino to gamble, you're an idiot. The only winner in the gambling business is the casino. It's like having a license to print money. Slot machines in most casinos pay back just over 90% of what they take in, leaving a profit of just under 10%. Table games also have win percentages of around 10%. Wynn Resorts records 10.70% profit margin while MGM Resorts International records -9.50% profit margin this June. Simply put, if you wager a dollar, the BEST you're going to do is get back 90 cents.
I have no problem with a $20.00 Nassau on the golf course, or paying an entry fee for a tournament because I have some measure of "control" over whether I win or lose. If I play well, I win. Not so in a casino, or any other game of "chance", because you really have no chance at all, when you have to win 10% just to break even.
Absolutely right. If you want the "thrill" of risking your money, buy 10,000 shares of Smith and Wesson when it goes below 10.
A greater Boston casino will be very successful and put CT. on life support if not out of business.
Ever think that CT will put the Boston casino on life support or out of business? After all, they are already in business and making money and have a market share of the gambling public that we need to steal from. I can't think of a better place to come and gamble during winter months than to travel from the south to go up north!
Real stupid, you folks! But then this is Massachusetts - home of Democrats, you know,idiots and the insane! We do things because they don't make sense and they cost money, and anyway, the public will pay for our failures - just ask the last 3 Speakers of the House indicted for corruption!
Need to do your research "Too late in the game". CT casinos were part of a big globe investigative piece last year. They are bleeding in red ink. Like it or not a Boston casino will keep MA,NH gamblers in MA and draw gamblers from New England to the City of Boston.
Listen idiot...and you think that the Everett casino will be corruption-free? There is already an issue with the land the criminal elements that owned it. Just wait till the construction begins - remember the "big dig"? With hundreds of millions of dollars involved, plenty of money to corrupt politicians, businesses, and contractors!
Keep this crap out of our neighborhoods!
Idiot? Wow, a little pent up anger. Do you hit your kids when they disagree with you? I think many people will go to jail during the construction process. But that wasn't my point. The casino will thrive in Boston. The question is going to pass by a large majority. I was going to vote against it, but you convinced me to vote for it. Thank you.
It's really sad to see all of you name-callers. Instead of having a reasonable dialogue, all you can do is call each other idiots, whiners, etc. Just more of the "haters" mentality. Is this really the best that Melrose can do? No wonder many find the city to be a toxic atmosphere now.
This is an anonymous message board, Resident! Grow up and act mature. Do you actually think that this is the way the average Melrosian talks to you out in the "real world" then you are certainly dumb enough to move out of the city because of the language on this message board!
Whether it's an anonymous message board or not, many posters manage to keep it civil and even "mature"! Being anonymous shouldn't necessarily translate into language without manners or a moral compass, even if that is the common behavior of many who feel entitled to behave that way. Some of us live in a reality that has some grounding in principled conduct.
This conservative admires Dolan for putting his name on what may be considered by some to be a controversial issue. It would be easy for him to sit on the sidelines for this one, but he wasn't afraid to support bringing Casinos to MA. That is why I like this guy. I always vote for the "R" except when it comes to the Mayor of this great city. He is one Democrat that I can get behind.
Only on the Whiner Board would the haters object to a politician taking an opinion on an issue...that ultimately the large majority of Massachusetts voters and almost every Everett voter agreed with him on. Lets see, the legislators voted it through, the local community voted it through, then the voters of MA passed it overwhelmingly in a referendum question...but Dolan's behavior was gross an inappropriate? Come again...The clown that started this thread is on an island all by himself on this but because he doesn't like Casino's or Dolan, Dolan's behavior was gross and inappropriate. Typical of this website.