Cathy Judd-Stein is the new chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
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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.

Mohegan Sun casino, in 2008.
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Connecticut officials seem less concerned about potential impacts the MGM Springfield casino is having on slot machine revenue at the two tribal casinos in their state. Our panel takes a look at that and other news of the week.

Lamont Seeks Path Around 'Legal Mud' Of Gambling Wars

Jan 22, 2019

With the new year, the drama over the expansion and control of legal gambling in Connecticut enters its fifth season, a convoluted story in search of an ending. There are new cast members and old feuds, whiffs of scandal in Washington and intrigue in Hartford, and millions spent on lobbying and litigation in both places.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Hampshire College says it's looking for a "strategic partnership" as it faces a tough financial foreceast. Our Short List panel takes a look at that and other news of the week.