- Last Updated on 16 August 2012
- Published Date
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill in late 2011 that legalized casinos. The law allows three casinos and one slot parlor. Additionally, the law authorizes the creation of a state gambling commission to control the industry.
The state is now in the process of putting together the five-member gambling commission which will be in charge of picking the winning casino bidders and regulating the industry. The earliest any casino is expected to open is late 2013.
Previously, Massachusetts had one casino boat which sailed three miles out into international waters where casino gambling is permitted. However, that boat ceased operating in 2009.
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Listed below is the casino boat that formerly sailed from Massachusetts. Click on its name to see a page of detailed information about it.