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Gaming Expert Discusses Saturation In Casino Market

BOSTON — As the state gaming commission concludes the final two days of public hearings on the rival casino projects in Revere and Everett on Tuesday, industry experts are asking whether casino supply already exceeds consumer demand.

Thousands of layoffs are expected this year for the casinos in Atlantic City and revenues are declining at the giant Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. Is the regional casino market saturated before the first casino in Massachusetts even opens its doors?

To help answer that question, Rev. Richard McGowan, an economics professor at Boston College and an expert in gambling, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition.

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