Boston-11/16/11- Representatives file into the House of Representatives for roll call on the revised casino gambling bill,. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Representatives filed into the House for the roll call on the bill. It passed in a 124-30 vote.

Boston-11/16/11- Rep Joseph Wagner smiles as he exits the House of Representatives after voting on the revised casino bill. He told reporters that he thinks the governor will like the bill.Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Rep. Joseph Wagner exited the House of Representatives after voting on the revised casino bill.

Boston-11/16/11- Senate President Terese Murray (center) talks in the Senate Chamber hallway as senators gather for the roll call vote on the revised casino gambling bill that was sent over by the House. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Senate President Therese Murray (second from right) before the Senate vote. The bill passed the Senate by a voice vote.

Boston, MA 7/1/10 Therese Murray (cq) President of the Senate talking to the media after they voted on the three casino and gambling bill at the State House as State Senator Stan Rosenberg (cq) listens on Monday July, 1 2010. Senator Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst helped write the bill. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Slug: 02casinovote Section: metro Reporter: Library Tag 07022010 National/Foreign Library Tag 07232010

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Murray spoke to the media after the vote. State Senator Stan Rosenberg listened.

FOR METRO. Boston, MA 11/16/2011 The Massachusetts Senate take a dinner break after voting in favor of casino gambling earlier in the evening at the State House in Boston, MA on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: METRO Slug: 17casino Reporter: Noah Bierman LOID: 5.0.549304456

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