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Will Massachusetts Casinos Spell Trouble For Some Military Veterans?

Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., as of Oct. 2016.
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Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., as of Oct. 2016.

A recent Government Accountability Office report recommends the military begin screening for potential gambling issues. This is all the more important in Massachusetts, which opened its first slots parlor in 2015 and has two resort casinos under construction.

Sean Murphy has covered this story for the Boston Globe. He said military officials don’t think gambling’s a problem among service members.