BOSTON — The casino industry and its opponents geared up Tuesday for a high stakes campaign in Massachusetts after the state’s highest court cleared the way for a question seeking repeal of the state’s casino gambling law to go on the November state ballot.

The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling overturned Attorney General Martha Coakley’s finding that the question should be barred from the ballot because it could amount to an unconstitutional taking of property.

The justices, in a unanimous decision, disagreed, noting that changes in gambling laws are among the “foreseeable risks” that casino developers and their investors take when they apply for licenses.

The ruling sets the stage for a pricey war of words pitting the deep-pocketed industry against repeal activists who say casinos increase crime and traffic congestion while preying on gambling addicts, the poor and elderly.

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