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.

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Brockton casino shot down by Gaming Commission

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The state Gaming Commission vote dashed the hopes for an economic catalyst in one of the state’s poorest cities.

Gaming Commission chair blasts Brockton casino design

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The commission’s decision comes as the Mashpee Wampanoag has begun construction on a $1 billion casino just 20 miles away on reservation land in Taunton.

Tax collections would drop if Brockton casino OK’d, consultant says

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Mass. could lose some $42 million a year if the proposed casino competes with a tribal casino in nearby Taunton.

Brockton casino bid faces crucial vote this week

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The state’s Gaming Commission will begin its public review of the project, with a vote likely to take place Thursday or Friday.