CASINOS

Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, at right, with Mayor Domenic Sarno, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Topping the short list of news this week is Springfield police commissioner John Barbieri's retirement from the post. The move comes amid fresh accussations of police brutality and several officers facing state and federal charges. 

A gambler plays a slot machine at MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

Gaming revenue at MGM Springfield last month was the lowest it’s been since opening, according to figures released Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Cathy Judd-Stein is the new chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The new boss at the Massachusetts Gaming commission chairs her first meeting this week with no shortage of issues to tackle.

Quyen Truong still gets a cozy feeling when she sees a hand of cards.

It reminds her of family and traditions as a refugee from Vietnam who arrived in the U.S. in late 1990. Aunts, uncles and cousins in Connecticut — among the Southeast Asian refugees who resettled here in waves after the Vietnam War — would get together on weekends with rolls of quarters, nickels, pennies and dimes.

A rendering of the proposed Tribal Winds casino in East Windsor, Connecticut.
Tribal Winds / Stu Loeser and Co.

The operators of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut say they want to move ahead with a joint casino in East Windsor, designed to compete with the MGM Springfield resort, just a few miles away. 

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