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Assessing the Influence of Gambling on Public Safety in Massachusetts Cities and Towns Analysis of the influence of Encore Boston Harbor on its surrounding community during its first six months of operation


  • Prepared By: Christopher W. Bruce
  • Release Date: May 07, 2020

Encore Boston Harbor opened on 23 June 2019, drawing more than 3 million visitors during the first six months. As such, the facility reported various crimes, disorder, and arrests commensurate with a facility of that size hosting that many visitors. In the surrounding areas, various crimes increased and decreased. Few patterns and trends so far have shown any direct casino ties, but this report flagged a handful for future monitoring.

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