University of Massachusetts sophomore and Media Giraffe Project intern Matt Cadwallader wrote this blog observation after helping to videotape the Tues., March 11, 2008 gambling-issues forum at Quinnipiac University for the New England News Forum. VIDEO / NEWS STORY
The gambling forum at Quinnipiac University on Tuesday evening came off as a fascinating preview of all the issues Massachusetts, if it goes through with the Patrick administration's proposal to build three new casinos in the state, should brace itself for in the coming years. The diverse set of panelists allowed the audience a sneak-peak into the problems now affecting Connecticut's gaming facilities. The discussion ranged from the tremendous effect of casinos on state coffers as well as the economy as a whole to a passionate exchange over the sovereignty of Native American reservations.
Public officials, journalists, researchers and a top industry executive will assess the impact and reporting on casino gambling on New England -- the experience in Connecticut and the promise in Massachusetts -- during an evening symposium March 11, 2008, at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, conn. The event is open to the public and is free with a donation suggested. "The Big Gamble: The Costs, Benefits and Coverage of Casinos," is being co-presented by the New England News Forum at the University of Massachusetts and the School of Communications at Quinnipiac. The event will run from 7 p.m.
HAMDEN, Conn. – Public officials, journalists, researchers and an executive assessed the impact and reporting of casino gambling on New England -- the experience in Connecticut and the promise in Massachusetts -- during a free, public symposium on Tuesday, March 11, hosted by Quinnipiac University and co-sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.
Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick emphasizes the need for raising money to fix the state's road infrastructure in an announcement by email this afternoon that he will support awarding of three casino gambling licenses by the state. Read his statement:
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