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

Boston turns to costly, fierce attorney in casino fight

By and , Globe Staff

The city’s aggressive — and expensive — court strategy against the gaming commission has raised eyebrows in legal circles.

Police feared a mass shooting in alleged Pokémon plot

By and Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

An official said the arrests of James Stumbo and Kevin Norton prevented a “potential tragedy.”

Failed 2024 Olympic bid slammed in state-backed report

By , Globe Staff

It suggested planners underestimated expenses, skimped on contingency funds, and were too optimistic in assessing public infrastructure costs.

LA comfortable with Olympic bid in ways Boston wasn’t

By , Globe Staff

Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics twice previously, while the prospect of having the Games in Boston did not sit well here.