Mass. anti-casino group fights on amid long odds


BOSTON (AP) - They have almost no money, scant political support and no legal way, at the moment, to do the very thing their group exists to accomplish.

But casino opponents trying to overturn the law that legalized three casinos and a slot parlor in Massachusetts fight on, convinced victory is still possible.

Last weekend, the group called Repeal the Casino Deal started gathering the roughly 69,000 signatures needed to put a question overturning the law on the November 2014 ballot.

But even if the group gets the needed signatures within the two-month deadline, the effort could die in court.

That's because Attorney General Martha Coakley this month ruled their ballot question unconstitutional. Casino opponents are pinning their hopes on an appeal and believe the public is with them.