Mark Arsenault

Mark Arsenault covers casino development and gambling issues for The Boston Globe. He joined the newspaper in 2010 in the Washington, D.C., bureau, where he covered national politics and the U.S. Congress. He has worked at newspapers in New England since 1989, including 10 years at The Providence Journal.

Latest stories

With Olympics bid dead, who’s ahead? And who took a hit?

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In the aftermath of Boston’s Olympic bid, Frederick Law Olmsted’s dream is dead — again. But the prospects for Widett Circle remain bright.

State files lawsuit to block Martha’s Vineyard casino

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Governor Patrick’s administration is looking to block the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah from opening a small casino on its tribal land.

Demands for promises put Walsh, USOC in standoff

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The mayor’s dramatic news conference on Monday was the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes tensions.

Mistakes, missed opportunities sank Boston’s Olympic bid

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The effort was mortally wounded by controversy, public opposition, and Boston 2024’s inability to find a sales pitch.