Rocky rollout to era of Mass. casino gambling
More problems than progress in first 6 months
Once the legislature finally approved Las Vegas-style gambling last November, after years of debate and near misses, many believed the hard part was over. But the first six months of the casino era in Massachusetts has been hampered by controversies and false starts, proving that little is easy when it comes to launching a new industry with billions of dollars at stake. “It’s been a pretty rocky start,’’ said Roger Gros, publisher of Global Gaming Business magazine.