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Mass. Speaker: Casino bill not likely this year
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 12:19:56 PM
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is predicting that a bill allowing expanded gambling and casinos in Massachusetts likely won't reach Gov. Deval Patrick's desk by the end of the year.
DeLeo said there are still too many unanswered questions - including what tax rate to impose on casinos, where to locate them and how many to license - that it would be hard to get a bill passed this year.
DeLeo said he expects a public hearing sometime in October.
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