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The 2011 decision to establish gaming facilities in Massachusetts was viewed by many as a great risk to the social and economic wellness of the region. Others viewed it as an opportunity for Massachusetts to pave the way for a gambling economy doing things the right way, resulting in incredible economic growth and giving cities like Springfield a fighting chance at becoming a strong and vibrant community. All Yale alumni and their guests are invited to join Stephen Crosby, Former Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission who will lead a peer exchange about the strategies and aspirations associated with implementation of the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming (Casinos) law, and the actual economic and social impacts of the casinos to date. Panelists include: Stephen Crosby, Former Chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Bob DeSalvio, CEO of The Encore Boston Harbor Rachel Volberg, Principal Investigator, “Social and Economic Impact of Gaming in Massachusetts” and Associate Professor, School of Public Health, UMass Amherst Mark Arsenault, Member, Boston Globe Spotlight Team, and lead reporter on Casinos for The Boston Globe Kevin Kennedy, Former Chief Development Officer, City of Springfield, MA A reception will follow the discussion at which refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. We hope that you'll join. Schedule 6:30-7:00 Registration and Refreshments 7:00-8:00. Panel Discussion 8:00-8:30. Q&A 8:30-9:00. Networking and Refreshments When: Wednesday, October, 16, 2019 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm Where: Encore Boston Harbor, One Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 (Monet I & II) Cost: $10, Yale SOM Alumni, $20 guests and general Yale How to get to Encore Boston Harbor: encorebostonharbor.com/transportation This event is brought to you by the Yale SOM Alumni Boston Chapter, YaleBoston, and Yale SOM Alumni Relations