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Casino issues on the November ballot
in Massachusetts and Rhode Island


Providence College’s faculty and staff members are ready to provide their expert opinion on all of today’s hot topics and trends. They are available to respond to all media inquiries regarding their studied areas of expertise.  

Providence College Accountancy Professors Dr. Patrick Kelly and Carol Hartley comment on casino gaming issues.

On November 4th, voters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will vote on casino referendums. Bay Staters will decide whether to repeal the Expanded Gaming Act which allowed for the licensing of up to three resort-style casinos and one slots parlor in Massachusetts.

In the Ocean State, two related questions will ask voters for permission to add table games at Newport Grand and prohibit the operation from relocating.

Providence College Accountancy Professors Dr. Patrick Kelly and Carol Hartley can offer their expert analysis on the issues surrounding casino gaming across New England. To speak with them directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or   

Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413




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