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The Business of Gambling in Massachusetts

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Encore Boston Harbor

1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, United States

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The 2011 decision to establish gaming facilities in Massachusetts was viewed by many as a great risk to the social and economic wellness of the region. Others viewed it as an opportunity for Massachusetts to pave the way for a gambling economy doing things the right way, resulting in incredible economic growth and giving cities like Springfield a fighting chance at becoming a strong and vibrant community.  

All Yale alumni and their guests are invited to join Stephen Crosby, Former Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission who will lead a peer exchange about the strategies and aspirations associated with implementation of the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming (Casinos) law, and the actual economic and social impacts of the casinos to date. Panelists include:
  • Stephen Crosby, Former Chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Bob DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor
  • Rachel Volberg,  Principal Investigator, “Social and Economic Impact of Gaming in Massachusetts” and Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UMass Amherst
  • Mark Arsenault, Member, Boston Globe Spotlight Team, and lead reporter on Casinos for The Boston Globe
  • Kevin Kennedy, Former Chief Development Officer, City of Springfield, MA
  • Stan Rosenberg, Former President, Massachusetts State Senate
A reception will follow the discussion at which refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. We hope that you'll join.

  • 6:30-7:00   Registration and Refreshments
  • 7:00-8:00   Panel Discussion
  • 8:00-8:30   Q&A
  • 8:30-9:00   Networking and Refreshments
When: Wednesday, October, 16, 2019 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Encore Boston Harbor (Rooms: Monet I & II), One Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 
Cost: $10, Yale SOM Alumni, $20 guests and general Yale
Parking: Free Self-Parking Daily
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This event is brought to you by the Yale SOM Alumni Boston Chapter, YaleBoston, and Yale SOM Alumni Relations

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Encore Boston Harbor

1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, United States


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Stephen Crosby

Former Chairman

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Prior to serving as Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Mr. Crosby served as Founding Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. He has 45 years of experience in policy making, entrepreneurship, non-profits and academics.

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Rachel Volberg

Associate Professor

School of Public Health, UMass Amherst

Principal Investigator, “Social and Economic Impact of Gaming in Massachusetts”

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Bob DeSalvio


Encore Boston Harbor

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Kevin Kennedy

Former Chief Development Officer

City of Springfield, MA

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Mark Arsenault

Member and lead reporter on Casinos for The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Mark Arsenault covers casino development and gambling issues for The Boston Globe. He joined the newspaper in 2010 in the Washington, D.C., bureau, where he covered national politics and the U.S. Congress. He has worked at newspapers in New England since 1989, including 10 years at The Providence Journal.

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Stan Rosenberg

Former President

Massachusetts Senate

Stan spent years studying gaming laws around the US and was the principal legislative architect of the Massachusetts law.