Democracy for sale has become such a competitive business. What’s a casino developer to do when competing interests are all spending millions to woo our legislators to draft legislation giving them exclusive rights to a casino?
Submit your own ballot initiative forcing the Commonwealth to give you a casino license.
AN INITIATIVE PETITION FOR A LAW PERMITTING CASINO GAMING
IN THREE LOCATIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE, AND BY THEIR AUTHORITY
SECTION I, Section 1. CHAPTER 128 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after
chapter 128C a new chapter 128D: Exclusive Casino Gaming.
SECTION II, Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the
contrary, the General Laws are hereby amended by permitting gaming in three exclusive
locations in the commonwealth.
SECTION III, Section 3. Casino gaming, may be conducted in three locations; 1.) the eastern
location: on the land owned by a federally recognized native american tribe which has not
surrendered its rights under the federal indian gaming regulatory act; 2.)the central location is
in the town of milford, bordering on route four hundred ninety-five and route sixteen known
as the crossroads casino resorts project; and 3.)the western location in any municipality west of
exit six of the massachusetts turnpike also known as interstate ninety. The permitted gaming
at the three casino locations shall be: any banking or percentage game played with cards, dice,
tiles, dominoes, roulette wheel or any electronic electrical, or mechanical device or machine for
money, property, checks, credit or any representative of value, including pari-mutuel wagering
on horse races. Any lottery game conducted by the State Lottery Commission pursuant to
Sections 24, 24A and 27 of Chapter 10 shall be made available to the patrons of the casinos.
Casinos are bringing us to a new frontier of capitalism and a new way of looking at our relationship with our community. In yesterdays column, Yvonne Abraham, Globe Columnist wrote:
It is so refreshingly honest, so disarmingly straightforward in its use of the democratic process for personal gain.
That’s why I love developer David Nunes’s plan to put a question on the ballot in 2012 asking voters to approve three casinos – one of which would be his……….
This ballot question is designed to enrich you, I challenged him. “Yes it does,’’ he said. This is not the kind of response I am used to.
“This will be one of the most expensive ballot questions in the history of the state,’’ Nunes said. “For me to pay for it myself and not have the reward at the end of it would be the worst business decision in history.
“That’s just to be 100 percent candid,’’ he offered, somewhat redundantly.
The Attorney General has to decide if using the ballot to get around the bidding process and reward yourself is kosher. But imagine the gloriously profitable possibilities if she signs off.
Good for a chuckle. It gets even better.
Who is this Colorado developer that has already schmoozed the Millford BOS into signing on the dotted line? When he came waltzing into town with promises of making millions of dollars appear did anyone check to find out who this guy is?
An aquaintance of Mr. Nunes alledges that his experience consists of talking his way into high-powered firms only to be fired a short time later. Well then, time to be your own boss. David Nunes is owner of companies that may sound like more famous companies. My personal favorite is Ajax Gaming Ventures – not to be confused with the Trump affiliated business, David Nunes Ajax Ventures shares its street address with a bait and tackle store….and/or it used too. Has Ajax Ventures has been downgraded to just the space inside a P.O. Box?
Hey Millford BOS – ever heard of due diligence! Ha Ha!
The reality is he is no more dishonest or a bigger con than any of the others. There is an amazing lack of healthy scepticism to suits with cell phones and P.O. Boxes promising millions of dollars and jobs. Where do they think the money is coming from – its the people that elected them to represent their interests. There’s no cut from the casino’s unless your constituents loose lots of money.
Once officials allow themselves to accept these wild claims without question, they will accept whatever ….Ever wonder how someone could be so stupid to fall for those Nigerian email when it is such an obvious scam?
WAKE YOURSELVES UP!