The Big Gamble


Stay up-to-date with NEPR's local reporting on casinos and gambling, and its impact on the region.

Inside MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

Encore Boston Harbor, the newest casino in Massachusetts, in December had its best month since opening. But the state's two other casinos saw gambling revenues drop to their lowest levels yet.

MGM Real Estate Play Will Free Up Cash Flow

Jan 14, 2020
The MGM Springfield casino ahead of its August 24, 2018, opening date.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican /

MGM Resorts International announced plans Tuesday for a complex real estate transaction that will effectively see the company sell two of its resorts to a trust, and then lease the properties back to keep them operating as they are now. 

casino gambling chips
Jamie Adams / Creative Commons /

The city of Springfield announced it has hired two community health workers to help address problem gambling, nearly a year and a half after the MGM casino opened. 

Sports betting in action.
Thomas Schlosser / Creative Commons

New Hampshire this week became the second state in New England to accept wagers on sporting events, joining Rhode Island.