Press Coverage

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“After Cuts, Baker Gives Voice to Restoring Services if Revenues Rebound” via State House News
“The sudden clash over budgeting between Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders on Beacon Hill appears poised to spill into the new year after House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday he would look to restore the programs cut by the governor…” Read More→

“Gambling Addiction Recovery Resources” via Business Info Resources
“Addiction to gambling is a disorder that negatively impacts the lives of millions of US citizens. Because of the devastating effects gambling can have on a person’s relationships, work, financial security and mental well-being, it is vital that those affected consider their options when it comes to treatment and recovery…” Read More→

“State studying impact of gambling in Massachusetts” via State House News
“The state is studying the impacts of gambling before the first full resort casino opens in Massachusetts. Under the state’s 2011 gaming law, Massachusetts is required to study the social and economic impacts of gambling…” Read More→

“Professor briefs lawmakers on problem gambling study results” via State House News
“An estimated 88,000 adults in Massachusetts are problem gamblers, and another 390,000 are deemed “at-risk” gamblers and may bet more than they’d planned or borrow money to gamble, according to study findings presented Wednesday…” Read More→

“The Massachusetts Model Could Become The Gold Standard For Gambling Regulation” via Online Poker Report
“Massachusetts may have been late to the casino party that’s swept across the United States during the past two decades, but now that it has arrived on the scene, the state is blazing new trails on a number of fronts…” Read More→

“Veteran’s Forum: June 2016” via North TV
“In this months episode North Attleborough Veterans’ Agent, Rebecca Jennings, sits down with Joespeh Jennings and Shelia Sullivan of the Veterans’ Transition House and Amanda Winters and Krystle Kelly of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling…” Watch →

“Mass. Gaming Commission launches PlayMyWay at Plainridge Park Casino” via Casino City Times
“On Wednesday, June 8, at 5 a.m., the Massachusetts Gaming Commission launched its long-awaited PlayMyWay budget management program at Plainridge Park Casino…” Read More→

“As gambling options expand, Fall River addicts caution ‘you can always have a lower rock bottom'” via The Herald News
“Another try. One more spin of the slots. One more chance at a sure thing. Something to scratch…” Read More→

“New voluntary gambling control program set for Plainridge Park Casino” via The Sun Chronicle
“An unique experiment in setting voluntary limits on gambling will kick off at Plainridge Park Casino Wednesday as a software program will allow slot machines to warn players when they have reached their self-imposed spending limits…” Read More→

“Casino tests novel approach to preventing gambling addiction” via Seattle Times
“Massachusetts is set to launch this week a first-in-the-nation system allowing slot players to limit their bets, following months of planning and some pushback from the gambling industry…” Read More

“Invisible addiction: Maine groups look for ways to fight problem gambling” via The Bangor Times
“Jodie Nealley won big at a slot machine in Reno, Nevada, in 2005 while she attended a business conference, taking home $2,500 more than she showed up with…” Read More→

“Knowing the signs of gambling addiction” via WWLP
“Massachusetts will one day be home to three and maybe four casinos, and the state is gearing up to cope with, and treat problem gamblers…” Read More→

“As Plainridge Park Casino opens, state seeks to blunt gambling addiction” via The Sun Chronicle
“Tucked in a corner of Plainridge Park Casino, over by the elevators and away from the glitter and noise of the gambling room, is a small table with brochures on it…” Read More→

“Massachusetts First Casino, Plainridge Park Opens Its Doors” via WGBH
“Massachusetts’ first casino, a slots parlor in Plainville, is set to open Wednesday, and it’s a prelude to more legal gambling on the way…” Read More→

“State: You can ban self from casinos” via Boston Herald
“With only 11 days until the opening of the state’s first casino in Plainville, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission yesterday launched an initiative to head off problem gambling…” Read More→

“March Madness: For Some, A Tough Trigger to Avoid” via Addiction.com
“March Madness chatter is inescapable now – whether you have a family member, friend or coworker who’s obsessed with their brackets, or you overhear someone talking about Duke’s or Michigan State’s chances in the grocery line or at the bank…” Read More→

“Conference at Springfield’s MassMutual Center to mark start of Problem Gambling Awareness Month” via MassLive
“Marking the start of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a group of stakeholders interested in promoting the resources to combat compulsive gambling are heading to downtown Springfield…” Read More→

“Regional Approach Advocated for Problem Gambling” via WAMC
“With casino gambling expanding in the Northeast, a regional approach is being advocated for the issue of problem gambling…” Read More→

“Gambling addiction a focus as casino grows closer” via WWLP
“Gambling was one major concern among opponents of MGM Springfield…” Read More→

“Gambling addiction a ‘brain disease,’ says recovering addict during Springfield gathering” via MassLive
“Steve Keel, director of problem gambling services for the state’s department of public health, said the commonwealth ‘needs to do more with getting people who suffer with problem gambling to go for treatment…'” Read More→