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Foxborough will be first test of casino referendum process

December 7, 2011
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Now that casinos are legal in Massachusetts, the battle that dominated Beacon Hill for years heads directly to Bay State cities and towns. It’s one that municipalities should approach rationally, weighing each proposal carefully on its merits. In Foxborough, the impact of expanded gambling is suddenly more than abstract theory, as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn are looking to develop a $1 billion resort casino complex near Gillette Stadium.

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