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Lasell College first in the state to offer a degree in resort and casino management

Posted by Your Town  May 28, 2013 01:34 PM

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Lasell College will offer a bachelor’s degree in resort and casino management this fall, making it the first Massachusetts school to teach its students in-depth about how to operate a casino, according to Lasell officials.

The Newton college said in a statement last week that the degree was created in reaction to “the current competition among developers for licenses for three new casino projects across Massachusetts.”

Some of the courses will include “Legal Issues and Ethics in the Hospitality Industry,” “Regulatory Legal Security Aspects of Casino Operations,” and “Technology in Casino Operations.”

"The Resort and Casino Management major will allow present and future students to study a field that is about to dramatically increase in Massachusetts. We believe that this additional major will attract student from within and beyond the region, as there are very few Bachelor's Degree programs in Casino Management in the U.S., and none currently in Massachusetts," Jim Ostrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lasell said in the statement.

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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