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New Findings From UMass Amherst Research Into Gambling


     Out-of-state casino gambling declined significantly after Massachusetts opened its first casino in the summer of 2015.

    That is one of the findings released recently from an on-going major study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on the impacts of casino gambling in the state.

    The research, commissioned by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, is being led by UMass Amherst professor Rachel Volberg.

    She spoke about the new report with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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