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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.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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