A roundup of casino stories from around New England
Competition for gambling dollars has intensified in New England since Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled his plans to allow three resort casinos to be built in the state.
Patrick's proposal generated spirited debate in Massachusetts and caused Connecticut's casinos to feel the heat of competition. New Hampshire and Rhode Island are also thinking about expanding gambling in their states too.
Here's a sampling of stories from New England newspapers that gives some insight into the increasingly competitive gambling industry in the region:
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: Mass. casino plan revives issue in Rhode Island
NEW LONDON DAY: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods have different takes on Mass. plan
HARTFORD COURANT: Casino challenge from the north
HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL: Profit decline at Mohegan Sun blamed on competition
THE CONCORD MONITOR: Education funding may push N.H. lawmakers to consider slots
THE UNION LEADER: Analysts project the take for racino at Rockingham