Gaming Commission Weighs Gambling LimitsPlay
As Massachusetts moves closer to legalized gambling — the state's first slot parlor is set to open in Plainville next June — state officials are looking at ways to reduce the risk of gambling addiction.
Casino opponents cite problem gambling and addiction among their biggest concerns — and the state gaming commission appears to be taking the issue seriously.
When the Plainville facility opens, it will offer not only slot machines, but a team of counselors trained in the dangers of addictive gambling.
Today, the gaming commission is weighing the benefits of a voluntary system that would limit how much money gamblers could lose in a single day.
Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter.
This segment aired on December 4, 2014.