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UMass gambling survey shows economic gains, shifting views in Massachusetts

One December 6 in Boston, researchers from UMass Amherst and UMass Donahue Institute presented findings from the report, "Social and Economic Impactsof Expanded Gambling in Massachusetts: 2018", to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. 

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As Massachusetts gets closer to having two full casinos in operation, a study shows that, since 2015, the public has become more accepting of legalized gambling, and there has been little evidence of harm as measured in such things as the amount of crime, divorces, or even in the number of home foreclosures.

Mark Melnik, director of economic and public policy research at the UMass Donahue Institute, said, "It is the goal of our research to provide a deep analysis of all of the various elements related to expanded gaming and to help inform the public and policy makers on this important and emerging sector in the Massachusetts economy."

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