The Big Gamble

Stay up-to-date with the local reporting on casinos and gambling, and its impacts on the region.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Nidavirani / Creative Commons

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

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, formerly called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The interim chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is acknowledging regulators are frustrated there is uncertainty around the casino project in eastern Mass.

The chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. House of Representatives

Democrats are sorting out their leadership in the U.S. House — and it looks like Massachusetts is getting even more clout. 

Customer Giovanni Net, at right, looks at the menu options at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Over the first five days they were open, retail marijuana shops in Northampton and the central Massachusetts community of Leicester did more than $2 million in combined business the first five days they were open. 

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