GAMBLING

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, center, at an event earlier this week.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed on Thursday to legalize sports betting in the state, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money — and over who should be able to take part in the potential new industry.

Inside the MGM Springfield casino.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Gaming revenue at the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, recovered slightly last month after a downward trend. But table gaming revenue is still declining.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Maybe I’m just a rube.

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

The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, reported its revenues dropped slightly in November. But it's paying out more to slot machine gamblers.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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It's full speed ahead for budget writers in Massachusetts, despite a projected revenue slowdown. 

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