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Patrick plays his hand in battle over casinos

Stages show of force at legislative hearing

At top right, Sheldon Adelson, the nation's third-richest man and a prospective Bay State casino developer. In center of middle photo, Charles Sarkis, Wonderland Greyhound Park owner and another potential casino developer. At bottom left, Gary Loveman, president of Harrah's Entertainment. At top right, Sheldon Adelson, the nation's third-richest man and a prospective Bay State casino developer. In center of middle photo, Charles Sarkis, Wonderland Greyhound Park owner and another potential casino developer. At bottom left, Gary Loveman, president of Harrah's Entertainment. (PHOTOS BY DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / December 19, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick launched a dramatic campaign yesterday for his plan to introduce three resort casinos in Massachusetts, telling a packed State House auditorium that gambling has long been part of the state's history and would not change the character of the Commonwealth. (Full article: 1209 words)

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