The panel overseeing the state's casino law is exploring the potential impacts should Internet gambling come to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission held a daylong forum Tuesday on Internet gambling, which is currently legal in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby suggested that the Legislature not make any decisions on the legalization of online gambling until the panel completes the process of awarding casino licenses in Massachusetts.
Casino gambling foes have gone to court in an effort to keep alive a proposed statewide ballot question that would repeal the 2011 state law that allows up to three casinos and one slots parlor in Massachusetts.
Attorney General Martha Coakley disqualified the ballot initiative last week, ruling that it could violate the state constitution by resulting in the uncompensated taking of property from casino developers.
The group "Repeal the Casino Deal" said it was seeking an injunction in Suffolk Superior Court to overturn Coakley's decision.