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Casino repeal question will be on November ballot

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a question about repealing the state's casino law will appear on November's ballot.

Anti-casino advocates had petitioned Attorney General Martha Coakley when she disqualified their effort in September to get the question on the ballot.

She said the initiative could illegally result in the taking of private property from casino developers.

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to make MGM Springfield the state's first casino licensee.

Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts both have proposals to build a casino in the Boston area, and are each vying to become Eastern Massachusetts' sole casino licensee.

In February, Penn National Gaming was given the state's only slots parlor license for a facility in Plainville.

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