This is a special encore edition of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. This segment originally aired on April 26, 2019.
Eight years ago, when the legislature approved casinos in the Bay State, opponents worried that more opportunities to gamble would be difficult for people with compulsive gambling habits. Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor resort is now set to open in just under two months. It’s the state's third casino, with more to come. How is this impacting people addicted to gambling? Do more casinos put others at risk of developing gambling addictions?
Dr. Debi LaPlante - Director of Cambridge Health Alliance’s Division on Addiction
Marlene Warner - Executive Director of Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
Ed Talbot - Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling
If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, a 24/7 help line and a list of other resources can be found at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling's Get Help page.For listeners outside of Massachusetts: National Problem Gambling Helpline.