That said, the prospects of expanded gambling in Massachusetts look better now than ever before. And the big casino companies – while cautious of state’s long history of flirting with but never consummating gambling deals – are voting with their feet.Mr. Van Voorhis - if they're so damned inevitable, why aren't they here already? This is the same old argument, yet it only gets weaker. With federal permission, our state couldn't stop a bingo hall in Middleboro 24 months ago -- but now we can even do that. Casinos haven't become more inevitable in the past year, they've become less.
“The inevitability of it is there,” said David Nunes, a veteran developer working on plans for a major gambling venue near one of the state’s busiest intersections – the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 495. “People are tired of watching the money skip over state lines to Connecticut and Rhode Island.”
Which is exactly why the Cheerleader section is getting so damn loud. They're down and there's only 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter.
[Note to cheerleaders: please take no offense to me comparing Scott Van Voorhis to you. -Ryan]