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How the slots stack up

Little has come easy since the gambling law passed in late 2011. Casino regulators are embroiled in litigation, and casino developers have been kicked out of more communities than have accepted them. But this week a milestone for supporters finally arrives: the state gambling commission will award its first license, for a slot parlor by Friday. The final evaluation unfolds throughout this week.

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Mark ArsenauLT, ROBERT S. DAVIS, PATRICK GARVIN/GLOBE STAFF

Director tweets pic of Ben Affleck in Batman mask

Director Zack Snyder continues to use Twitter to tease fans with images from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the forthcoming film starring a brooding Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader. Friday, Snyder tweeted a picture of our homeboy in the Batman mask. It was captioned #75, a reference to the superhero’s 75th anniversary, which was celebrated earlier in the week.

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