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Mass. alcohol regulators say happy hours should remain banned

Repealing the state’s ban on happy hours would be economically and socially detrimental and would not substantially protect restaurants from losing business to casinos, says a ­report by alcohol regulators.

Some lawmakers had floated the idea of rolling back the restric­tion as a concession to ­liquor license holders, who have opposed a provision in the 2011 Gaming Act that allows casinos to serve free alcoholic drinks in their gaming areas.

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