CASINO

Study claims casinos help, not hurt, area businesses

TAGs: Massachusetts governatorial candidate Jill Stein, university of massachusetts study

FactOrMythSo Massachusetts governor-wannabe Jill Stein is getting her face on the telly by declaring that gambling leads to “workplace absenteeism, bankruptcies, divorces, broken homes and other social ills,” so I figure I’m within my rights to claim that running for governor causes people to spout unsupported facty-sounding-factoids (sorta like Tourette’s, minus the cursing). On a related note, a new University of Massachusetts study claims that (contrary to accepted wisdom) casinos do not ‘cannibalize’ local hospitality options, but rather generate a ‘positive economic slipover’. So, Jill, put that in your Stein and chug it… Read more.

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