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    letters: Gambling options near and far

    She’d rather not have to travel far to gamble

    Re “Long odds in Springfield” by Yvonne Abraham (Metro, Oct. 27): Why all the discussion of faraway places such as Springfield and Palmer when we talk about Massachusetts casinos? Nobody wants to drive all the way to those places. We spent years living in Central Massachusetts, and I was lucky to see family from Boston three times a year. That was a two-hour drive each way.

    My bet is that the casinos in Rhode Island are far closer, and when we go far afield, that is where we’ll go.

    Even the Cape is not easy to reach on a weekend. Coming back? Forget it.

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    At the rate Massachusetts is making up its mind, we’ll never have a casino in our state. If it were to be, I’d take Suffolk Downs and East Boston.

    Carol Rae Bradford

    Somerville