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

Prosecutors won’t retry suspect in Boston detective’s 1993 slaying

By and , Globe Staff

Sean Ellis already has been tried three times in John Mulligan’s shooting death.

After suicides in Acton and Boxborough, a communion of sorrow

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The unthinkable has been an all-too-common companion in two small neighboring towns, where six young people took their lives in the short span of 30 months. The questions keep coming: What is happening? Why? When will it stop?

Should Plainridge Park casino be allowed to have table games?

By , Globe Staff

Officials in four towns are calling for an expansion of Plainridge Park Casino, the state’s only slot parlor, to keep pace with its Rhode Island rivals.

Casino gambling has not increased Mass. social ills, study finds

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The report examined the effects of Plainridge Park Casino, a slots parlor in Plainville that opened in 2015.