WBUR has launched a free monthly series of events, WBUR On Tap, featuring lively conversations with our hosts and invited guests. Join us on a Thursday evening each month to talk about the hot topics of the day — and let us know what subjects you’d like to hear about in future talks.
This month’s WBUR On Tap takes place Thursday, Feb. 27, with Morning Edition host Bob Oakes moderating a discussion of casinos and gambling. What does it mean for the culture of the Commonwealth to bring casinos close to home?
Joining Bob for this provocative talk will be two of the lead researchers from UMass-Amherst who are carrying out a comprehensive, multiyear research project, mandated by the recently passed casino law, on the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts. Dr. Rachel Volberg conducts epidemiological research on gambling and problem gambling throughout the world, and Laurie Salame, JD, has worked in the casino industry and now teaches courses on hospitality law and casino management.
The evening starts with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m., with the conversation taking place from 6 to 7. This event is 21+, so bring your ID … and your questions! The event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP HERE.