Editorial: ‘No’ on Question 1 — a risky bet on slots

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Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot asks voters to approve a second slots parlor in the state.

So narrowly construed is the bill — “adjacent to and within 1,500 feet of a race track”, “where a horse racing meeting may physically be held”, “where a horse racing meeting shall have been hosted” — that the only place where it could be sited is near Suffolk Downs in Revere.

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The bill stands to benefit, or not, only Eugene McClain, the man behind it.


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