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UMass Amherst Receives Multiyear Contract To Research Casino Impacts


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded $1 million per year over the next three years for an ongoing investigation into the impact of bringing casino gambling to the state.

The funding will go to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

This will continue an unprecedented study into the social and economic impacts of casino gambling in Massachusetts.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with lead investigator Rachel Volberg.

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