Sean P. Murphy

A reporter at the Globe since 1987, Sean P. Murphy covers casinos, gambling and horse racing. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he is a graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk Law School. Murphy also teaches journalism at Suffolk University.

Latest stories

One year in, Plainridge casino seen as modest success

By , Globe Staff

Full-scale casinos slated to open in Everett, Taunton, and Springfield will offer stiff competition, though.

Plans to bring horse racing to Brockton hit a snag

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Officials say the Brockton Fairgrounds racetrack’s $1.4 million request for repairs may not comply with state law.

Wynn casino clears hurdle with environmental permit

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The Wynn Resorts casino secured a key victory as a state environmental official granted a waterfront permit to the $2.1 billion project.

Your lottery odds are worse than you think

By , Globe Staff

The state lottery defines ties as wins, significantly inflating its claims about the chances of success.