Here in Massachusetts, Gov Patrick, and our Legislators are all for bringing in the casinos. Payoffs aside, they see increased tax revenue. Right now, they are haggling over details, which enriches the lawyers. Yes, casinos will provide some TEMPORARY construction jobs, then a few hundred minimum wage domestic/custodial jobs. Casinos are designed to suck money OUT of a community! Instead of making Massachusetts more attractive for legitimate businesses to open here, and STAY, our pols are further harming the quality of life in this Commonwealth (a rather ironic name, considering the circumstances). John Adams must be looking down on all these shenanigans, sighing.