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Expanding Gambling in NH and New England Focus of April 8 Event

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
April 2, 2008

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics will host a discussion about the impact and promises of expanded gambling in New Hampshire and New England.

“Pros and Cons of Expanding Gambling for New Hampshire and New England” will be held Tuesday, April 8, 3:45 to 5 p.m., at Spaulding Hall, Phillips Auditorium Room 120. The event is free and open to the public.

James Rafferty is president of the New Hampshire Charitable Gaming and an adjunct professor in the Department of Hospitality Management at the Whittemore School. A leader in the gaming industry for 30 years, he has held prior positions with Harrah’s Casino Hotels and Harveys Casino Resorts.

Richard McGowan, associate professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and research fellow at Harvard Medical School, worked with Massachusetts state legislators to develop public policies affecting the “sin” industries. He is the author of “The Gambling Debate,” “State Lotteries and Legalized Gambling: Painless Revenue or Painful Mirage,” and “Government and the Transformation of the Gaming Industry.”

The discussion will be moderated by graduating senior Jacqueline Tambone, political science major and member of the hospitality department’s casino management class at the Whittemore School.

This event is sponsored by UNH, the Whittemore School, and the Casino Management Class.

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