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This health care workers union is staying on the sidelines of the ballot question debate

The Service Employees International Union has not taken a position on Question 1, the ballot initiative to regulate nurse staffing, even while many other labor groups have supported it.

Know before you go: Your cheat sheet to Mass. ballot questions

Massachusetts voters are deciding on a second slots parlor, charter schools, confinement of farm animals, and marijuana legalization.

An early ballot envelope was held at town hall in North Andover last week.

Outside money flows for Mass. ballot items

Spending on Mass. ballot-question campaigns will eclipse the record-breaking $30.2 million spent in 2014.

What would approving another slots parlor mean for Mass.?

Question 1 would allow for a second slots parlor in Massachusetts, likely in Revere near the Suffolk Downs racetrack.

Revere voters to weigh in on slots parlor question

Beyond today’s vote, the proposal faces two other tests.

Passersby walked in front of a sign showing that polls were open for a nonbinding referendum in Revere Tuesday on a proposed slots parlor in the city.

Wynn worked to thwart Revere slots parlor

Wynn Resorts poured $39,000 into a stealthy and successful campaign against Tuesday’s vote on a slots parlor, a company official confirmed on Wednesday.

Turnout was low on Tuesday in Revere, with less than 17 percent of registered voters taking part in the special election.

Revere voters reject slots parlor in nonbinding vote

The nearly 2-to-1 vote was non-binding, but an endorsement could have put the developer in a strong position for a win on Nov. 8.

A man played slots at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville.

Question 1: Should Mass. approve a new slots parlor?

Voters are already being asked whether they want another slots parlor in Massachusetts.

Eugene McCain says he returned to the United States from Thailand in part so his children could go to school here.

Meet the man behind Question 1

The ballot referendum will decide whether Massachusetts voters want to open the door to another slots casino.

Plainville, Massachusetts - 6/22/2015 - Players Charlie Robinson(R) and Judy Nunn celebrate Robinson winning at the slot machines in the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts, June 22, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)


Should Revere voters support bringing a slot machine parlor to the city?

Read two views, then vote in our online poll.

The slots parlor would be built on the edge of the Suffolk Downs property in Revere.

Watch: Debate on Revere slots parlor question

The Globe is co-hosting a debate at 3 p.m. on Question 1, which would allow for a second slots parlor in the state, to be located near Suffolk Downs.

Slots parlor group hires casino developer

The slots parlor proposal will be brought to a statewide vote in the November election.

The slots parlor would be built on the edge of the Suffolk Downs property in Revere.

East Boston gears up to fight a casino, once again

Three years ago, residents rallied against a proposed casino. Now, the group is preparing to fight a proposed slots parlor next door in Revere.

This undated file image provided by Wynn Resorts shows an artist's rendering of the proposed Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass. Wynn Resorts is starting construction on its $2 billion Boston-area casino after years of legal fights. The Las Vegas-based company is building a resort casino complex on the Mystic River waterfront in Everett. (Wynn Resorts via AP)

No surprise: Wynn isn’t happy about a Revere slots parlor

“It’s not fair to Wynn Resorts,” an executive said, noting it would run counter to the 2011 casino law that called for a single slots parlor in Massachusetts.

Plainridge Park Casino's gaming floor.

Plan for second Mass. slots parlor faces steep odds

Despite securing a ballot question, the developer of a proposed second parlor may find the task easier said than done.

Steve Wynn.

Shirley Leung

Two mayors say no to more slots. Will casino mogul Steve Wynn?

For now, Steve Wynn is staying neutral, and so are other gambling interests, such as Plainridge Park Casino.

Suffolk Downs.

Developer trying to buy property near Suffolk Downs for slots parlor

The Massachusetts political world was surprised last month when the attorney general gave preliminary approval to a slots ballot question.

Shirley Leung

Another slots parlor in Massachusetts? No thanks

Eugene McCain, a developer with ties to Mass. who lives in Thailand, is attempting to get the state to issue a second slots license via ballot petition.

Marisela Ayala, holding grandson Liam, said she and her family have been renting a unit in Lee’s Trailer Park, within a few miles of Suffolk Downs, for the last three months.

Developer eyeing Revere trailer park for slots parlor

A developer, not Suffolk Downs, is driving a proposed ballot initiative to allow an additional slots parlor near the horse track.