The Big Gamble

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

State lawmakers are taking up several gambling related bills, including ones that would expand sports betting and another on a proposed East Windsor casino.

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.

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