Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New England Casino Gaming Report

The State Library has received a report called New England Casino Gaming: Update 2009 by University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis, New England Gaming Research Project. As of 03/24/2009 this report is available but not in our online catalog.

The Executive Summary says: “The update includes new patron origin and financial data for Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut; Twin River and Newport Grand Slots in Rhode Island; and Hollywood Slots Hotel Raceway in Bangor, Maine.

Two recent developments are affecting the casino gaming market: “(1) the onset of what is now the longest and deepest recession in U.S history, since the Great Depression and (2) the emergence of an increasingly competitive Northeastern gaming market that encompasses both the New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.”