BOSTON (CBS) – State leaders want to bring casino gambling here to Massachusetts.
But, some critics are concerned that could be a losing bet for the Bay State.
WBZ’s Jon Keller is at large with Scott Harshbarger, the former attorney general of Massachusetts.
Harshbarger, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1998, argues that Massachusetts is “unprepared” to administer a new casino industry.
He adds that the Bay State would need a strong regulatory and enforcement scheme in place to ensure that money and power don’t just go to the benefit of would-be casino owners.
“We don’t have the enforcement tools to deal with economic crime,” said Harshbarger.
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