Starting this week, we are launching our Casino Myth Busters feature, in which we debunk misconceptions about the Foxwoods’ casino proposal. Check out our first “busted” casino myth below:
CASINO MYTH #1
A casino will never be built in Milford. It’s just not going to happen.
THE FACT IS THIS: Foxwoods is currently investing millions of dollars on consultants to design their development and determine the impact of their proposal on Milford. When reporting the amounts being spent by Foxwoods to Selectmen on May 6th, the Shefsky & Froelich attorney emphasized, “It shows they’re serious.”
A good chunk of those millions—nearly $600,000—has been dedicated specifically to strategic communication, public relations, and polling consultants. These funds probably include some walking-around money to do favors for groups in town to demonstrate what generous neighbors they would be. Already Milford’s residents are being asked to take telephone surveys. We expect that soon we will also be subjected to a slick and sophisticated marketing campaign aimed at converting non-believers.
Foxwoods is not going away anytime soon. We CAN stop this. Working together we can keep Milford Casino Free!
To learn how you can help keep Milford casino free, print and share our “Fifteen Easy Ways You Can Help Keep Milford Casino Free” fact flyer.
Is Not Against Casinos
We ARE Against
a Milford Casino
The Massachusetts Gaming Act allows for a total of three destination resort casinos to be built within the state. The Gaming Act also allows for one slots parlor somewhere in Massachusetts.
The Foxwoods casino that has been proposed for Milford (location 5 on the map) is competing for the Greater Boston region license (Region A in yellow on the map) against proposals in Everett and Boston (Suffolk Downs).
ALL proposed casino and slots locations are within an easy driving distance of Milford.