Ballot Question 1
An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming to the Massachusetts Statewide ballot, despite appeal to the State Supreme Judicial Court. It will appear in the general election and requests that Massachusetts voters approve the following:
- This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license, which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines.
- The proposed law would authorize the MA Gaming Commission to request applications for the additional license to be granted to a gaming establishment located on property that is (i) at least four acres in size; (ii) adjacent to and within 1,500 feet of a race track, including the track’s additional facilities, such as the track, grounds, paddocks, barns, auditorium, amphitheater, and bleachers; (iii) where a horse racing meeting may physically be held; (iv) where a horse racing meeting shall have been hosted; and (v) not separated from the race track by a highway or railway.