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

Plainridge slots didn’t affect state lottery sales

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Academic researchers say the state’s first casino had no negative impact on sales of lottery tickets.

Cashless sales are a temptation for lottery officials

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Consumers are using cash less frequently, dampening sales of lottery tickets, but cashless sales could worsen problem gambling.

Revenue at Plainridge Park casino steady in November

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State’s first casino ranks among the highest performing in the country while two much larger casino are under construction.

Haunted by outsized expectations, Plainridge Park now deemed a ‘robust’ success

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The modest Plainville casino may have been the victim of unrealistic expectations.