The New England Gaming Research Project is funded by the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Its mission is to provide policymakers, the general public, and the media with independent and objective research on the economic, fiscal, social, and community impacts of gaming in the New England and Northeast regions, and especially to inform on-going debates about expanded gambling in these regions.
According to the Project,
casino gaming is a $3.0 billion industry in New England that employs approximately 19,200 people at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, at Rhode Island’s video lottery terminal (VLT) parlors at Twin River and Newport Grand, and at Hollywood Slots in Bangor, Maine. The number of casino employees does not include the nearly 2,000 persons working at the region’s non-slot pari-mutuel facilities in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire; nor does it include the hundreds of public employees working in the region’s state lottery agencies, which generate $1.7 billion in annual revenues for New England’s six state governments (FY 2010).
For more information on the gaming industry, the Boston Public Library has:
Standard & Poor’s Lodging & Gaming Industry Survey, dated May 24, 2012, available at the Kirstein Business Library, either in paper or through the database
Standard and Poors NetAdvantage (Available for use only in Library)