Today’s link is written by the only exclusive coverage of all New England’s casinos – NETimeGambling.com! Yes, it’s us. Five years ago almost to the day, when we were in our infancy, I covered a response by anti-casino groups in Massachusetts two years after the Massachusetts Casino Law was passed.
To set the stage, only 5 casinos – Mohegan & Foxwoods in CT, Twin River & Newport Grand in RI, and Hollywood Bangor in ME – were in business at the time. The process of choosing the companies for which possible cities was just starting to roll out. Acceptance of the casino expansion was not universal in the Pilgrim State, as you will see in this post.
So, on September 21, 2013 I posted the following:
Read it remembering the context of five years ago, compared to now, with two of three (or four) Massachusetts casinos going strong in Plainville & Springfield. I hope you enjoy this look back.