The governor's estimates on casino revenue fail to account for one big issue: other states have cards they've yet to play.
"Together we can" has somehow morphed into "place your bets here," as casino gambling now threatens to become Governor Deval Patrick's signature issue. One can understand why: The lure of hundreds of millions of new state dollars would make any free-spending pol salivate. Yet the whole thing is an illusion, a combination of wishful thinking and bad economics. (Full article: 767 words)
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