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Bad Bet

The governor's estimates on casino revenue fail to account for one big issue: other states have cards they've yet to play.

By Tom Keane
November 11, 2007

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"Together we can" has somehow morphed into "place your bets here," as casino gambling now threatens to become Governor Deval Patrick's signature issue. One can understand why: The lure of hundreds of millions of new state dollars would make any free-spending pol salivate. Yet the whole thing is an illusion, a combination of wishful thinking and bad economics. (Full article: 767 words)

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