Will gambling be good for the people of Massachusetts? The evidence suggests not

The [upcoming vote](http://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_Casino_Repeal_Initiative,Question_3(2014) on whether to scrap plans to allow casino resorts in Massachusetts fits into a broader pattern of individuals and pressure groups resisting the expansion of commercial gambling in both the US and abroad. Gerda Reith, University of Glasgow The reaction comes after three decades of states around the world legislating to introduce…