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Gaming Reports

cfpafinalogoThe Northeastern Gaming Research Project was launched by the Center for Policy Analysis with the February 2004 release of its first annual New England Casino Gaming Update. Its purpose is to provide policymakers, the general public, and the media with independent and objective research on the economic and fiscal impacts of gaming in the New England region.

Below is a list of projects with brief descriptions and links to the reports. All reports and press releases are in PDF format.


New England Casino Gaming Update, 2013

The 2013 New England Casino Gaming Update (NEGU) reports that Bay State gamblers continued to out-visit and out-spend Rhode Islanders at Twin River Casino in 2012. Massachusetts residents accounted for more than 51% of all visits to the casino in 2012 and spent approximately $271 million on gaming, food and beverage service, and other entertainment. Rhode Island residents accounted for 46% of all visits to Twin River and spent $241 million at the casino in 2012.

 


Bring It On Home, 4th Biennial New England Casino Gaming Behavior Survey

Bring it on home cover Bring It On Home: An Overview of the New England Gaming Market is the 4th public release of findings from the New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The study builds on data from previous Gaming Behavior Surveys to refine the analysis of the casinO and racino markets in New England.

The survey results indicate that Bay State gamblers are continuing to fuel revenue growth at Twin River by shifting more of their visits away from Foxwoods. New England residents generally (except for Maine) are gambling less, and spending their remaining gambling dollars closer to home.

 


Historical Development of Casinos & Racinos in the Northeast United States

Casino historical cover A Powerpoint presentation that visualizes the development of casinos and racinos throughout the Northeast United States from 1993 to 2013.

 

 


New England Casino Gaming Update, 2012

Economic Development Research Series 73
April 2012
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: Massachusetts residents in 2011 continued their 19-year flirtation with New England’s gaming venues by spending nearly $909 million on gaming and non-gaming amenities at Connecticut's destination resort casinos and at the slot parlors in Rhode Island and Maine, and by making more than 7.1 million visits to those same facilities,or the seventh year in a row, Massachusetts residents patronizing New England's casinos and slot parlors, collectively, generated more tax revenues to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine state governments combined than did the residents of any other state.


Statewide Casino Poll: Bay Staters Support Governor's and Legislative Leaders' Proposal to License Three Resort Casinos & One Slot Parlor

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 102
September 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: The poll of 552 Massachusetts residents shows that the proposal to authorize three destination resort casinos and one slot parlor through competitive bidding is supported by 56% of Massachusetts residents.


Place Your Bet III: Who Gambles at New England's Casinos and Racinos?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 100
September 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: Place Your Bet III is the third release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The New England Gaming Behavior Survey was conducted to inform on-going debates about expanded gambling in New England.


Illinois Casino Gamblers Prefer Smoke Free Casinos

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 101
May 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: American Lung Association

A survey of 401 Illinois casino gamblers finds that a large majority of this state’s casino gamblers either prefer casinos where smoking is prohibited on the gaming floor or it does not matter to them. 


New England Casino Gaming Update, 2011

Economic Development Research Series 71
April 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

For the seventh year in a row, Massachusetts residents patronizing New England's casinos and slot parlors, collectively, generated more tax revenues to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine state governments combined than did the residents of any other state.


Place Your Bet II: The Potential Regional Competitive Advantage of a Non-Smoking
Policy for Massachusetts Casinos

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 99
April 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Place Your Bet II is the second public release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The analysis focuses on the potential effect of smoking and non-smoking policy on casino visitations.


Place Your Bet I: Do Massachusetts Residents Still Want Resort Casinos?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 98
April 2011
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Place Your Bet I is the first public release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 4th New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The report focuses on public opinion about expanded gaming in Massachusetts, a state where casino gaming has become a perennial policy debate in the state legislature. The random sample telephone survey was administered to 1,200 Massachusetts residents and has a margin of error of 2.8% at a 95% confidence interval.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2010

Economic Development Research Series 69
March 2010
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: An update of the patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Twin River, Newport Grand, and Hollywood Slots.


Playing the Odds II: Who Gambles at New England's Casinos and Racinos?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 82
May 2009
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: Playing the Odds II is the second public release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 3rd New England Gaming Behavior Survey. The New England Gaming Behavior Survey was conducted to inform on-going debates about expanded gambling in New England.


Playing the Odds I: Why Massachusetts Residents Want Resort Casinos

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 81
April 2009
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: Playing the Odds I is the first public release of findings from the New England Gaming Project’s 3rd New England Gaming Behavior Survey. Playing the Odds I focuses on public opinion toward gaming in Massachusetts using data collected from a random sample telephone survey of 1,256 Massachusetts residents.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2009

Economic Development Research Series 68
March 2009
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: An update of the patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Twin River, Newport Grand, and Hollywood Slots.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2008

Economic Development Research Series 66
March 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: An update of the patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Twin River, Newport Grand, and Hollywood Slots.


Maximum Bet: A Preliminary Blueprint for Casino Gaming & Economic Development in Massachusetts

Economic Development Research Series 65
August 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: The purpose of this preliminary blueprint for casino gaming and economic development in Massachusetts is to offer recommendations for a statewide gaming policy that will maximize the economic impacts of expanded gambling in Massachusetts, while minimizing or mitigating its social impacts. The recommendations are based on data generated by the New England Gaming Research Project, including its biennial Gaming Behavior Survey and its annual New England Casino Gaming Update. The blueprint takes account of public opinion on expanded gaming, existing proposals for expanded gaming, and data on casino patronage, expenditures, and market potential.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2007

Economic Development Research Series 64
March 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: An update of the 2006 patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Lincoln Park, and Newport Grand. The update applies patron origin ratios from a 2007 study to calendar year 2006 financial data. For the first time, the update includes data on Hollywood Slots in Bangor, Maine, while incorporating findings from the Center’s 2004 gaming behavior survey.


Taking the Gamble in Massachusetts: Dr. Clyde Barrow's PowerPoint Presentation to the New Bedford City Council's Special Committee on Gaming


Taking the Gamble VII: Narragansett Indian Casino: Do Rhode Islanders Support the Tribe's Right to Build a Casino on Their Tribal Lands?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 55
February 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 449 Rhode Island residents determines the level of support among Rhode Island residents for legislation that returns the right of the Narragansett Indian Tribe to conduct gaming on their tribal land.


Taking the Gamble VI: What's Happening in Maine

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 54
February 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 2,806 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island residents determines how many residents in these states have visited Hollywood Slots in Bangor, Maine. The survey also asked Maine residents if Hollywood Slots has been good for Bangor's economy.


Taking the Gamble V: Is Gambling a Problem in New England?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 53
February 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 2,806 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island residents determines the level and financial costs of problem and pathological gambling in New England.


Taking the Gamble IV: Who Gambles at Rhode Island's Racinos?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 52
January 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 2,806 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island residents determines the percentage of residents in these states who visited Lincoln Park and Newport Grand in the last 12 months, how often they visit, the number of visitors & average visits per year by state, and the amenities that attract respondents to these racinos.


Taking the Gamble III: Who Gambles at Connecticut's Casinos?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 51
January 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 2,806 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island residents asked respondents their propensity to gamble on scratch tickets, other lottery games such as Megabucks or Powerball, Keno, casino gambling, dog or horse racing, bingo, and the Internet. The survey also determines the percentage of residents in these states who visited Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun in the last 12 months, how often they visit, the number of visitors and average visits per year to Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun by state, and the amenities that attract respondents to these casinos.


Taking the Gamble II: Do Massachusetts Residents Want Slot Machines at the State's Four Racetracks?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 50
January 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 1,041 Massachusetts residents was asked the following question: "Do you think that the Massachusetts state legislature should authorize slot machines at the state's four racetracks?"

Results show that Massachusetts residents favor the authorization of slot machines at the state's four racetracks by a large margin: 53% (yes), 29% (no), and 18% (don't know/undecided). This report also compares results between various demographic groups based on sex, age, income and education), by gamblers and non-gamblers, and by region. In addition, the report assesses respondents' opinions about the comparative costs and benefits of a Massachusetts casino.


Taking the Gamble I: Do Massachusetts Residents Want a Resort Casino?

Polling & Program Evaluation Research Series No. 49
January 2007
Author: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: A random sample of 1,041 Massachusetts residents was asked the following question: "In your opinion, should the state legislature authorize a resort casino for Massachusetts?"

Results show that Massachusetts residents favor the authorization of a resort casino in the Bay State by a large margin: 56.5% (yes), 30.1% (no), and 13.5% (don't know/undecided). This report also compares results between various demographic groups based on sex, age, income and education), by gamblers and non-gamblers, and by region. In addition, the report assesses respondents' opinions about the comparative costs and benefits of a Massachusetts casino.


Fiscal Impact Analysis of a West Warwick Casino

Public Management Research Series No. 39
May 2006
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: The purpose of this report is to update the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) "slippage"? estimates contained in an earlier (2004) fiscal impact analysis of a resort casino proposed for West Warwick, Rhode Island. The results of the original fiscal impact analysis was presented in a report, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis for a West Warwick Resort Casino, that was submitted to the Rhode Island State Senate in May 2004. The purpose of the updated estimate is to provide an independent fiscal impact analysis of the proposed resort casino that takes into account changes since 2004.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2006

Economic Development Research Series 61
March 2006
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: An update of the 2005 patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Lincoln Park, and Newport Grand. The update applies patron origin ratios from a 2004 study to calendar year 2005 financial data. For the first time, the update includes data on Hollywood Slots in Bangor, Maine, while incorporating findings from the Center's 2004 gaming behavior survey.


A Survey of Gambling Behavior in SouthCoast Massachusetts

Polling and Program Evaluation Research Series No. 42
January 2006
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges

Project Description: A telephone survey of 487 SouthCoast residents asking them if they "support the authorization of a resort casino in Southeastern Massachusetts"? The survey also asked several questions about the types of gambling that respondents participated in during the past year.


Life of Facility Gambling Revenues

Economic Development Research Series 60
November 2005
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: This press release and accompanying data files present estimated lifetime revenues for Foxwoods Resort, Mohegan Sun, Lincoln Park, and Newport Grand. The analysis is based on data compiled during the past thirteen fiscal years, through June 30, 2005, by the Connecticut Division of Special Revenue (CDSR), the Rhode Island State Lottery (RISL), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Form 10K filings, and patron origin studies conducted by the CFPA since 1995.


New England Casino Gaming Update 2005

Economic Research Series 57
February 2005
Author: Clyde W. Barrow

Project Description: An update of the 2004 patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino. The update applies patron origin ratios from a 2004 study to calendar year 2004 financial data. The update has also been expanded to include data on Lincoln Park and Newport Grand's video lottery terminals, while incorporating additional data from the Center's 2004 gaming behavior survey.


Comparative Lottery Analysis: The Impact of Casinos on Lottery Revenues & Total Gaming Revenues

Economic Research Series No. 53
May 2004
Author: Jeffrey Dense
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Senate

Project Description:An analysis of the impact of new casinos on state lottery revenues. The comparative analysis finds that in every one of the nine states with commercial casinos and a state lottery, total gaming reveue has increased since the introduction of casino gaming, regardless of the performance of the state lottery.


Patron Origin Analysis: Foxwoods Resort Casino & Mohegan Sun Casino

Economic Research Series No. 52
May 2004
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Senate

Project Description: This analysis estimates the geographic origins of visitors to Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino, particularly the percentage of patrons who are residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the other New England states. The patron origin ratios are applied to calendar year 2003 financial data to conclude that Massachusetts residents will spend approximately $821,000,000 at Connecticut's two casinos in Calendar Year 2004 compared to $620,000,000 in CY 1998. Rhode Island residents will spend approximately $301,000,000 at Connecticut's two casinos in Calendar Year 2004 compared to $226,000,000 in CY 1998.


Economic & Fiscal Impact Analysis for a West Warwick Resort Casino

Economic Research Series No. 51
May 2004
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, Nina Galipeau
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Senate

Project Description: Economic and fiscal impact analysis for a proposed West Warwick Resort Casino. The report estimates that a $600 million resort casino would directly generate 3,106 construction jobs and 3,571 permanent jobs at the casino with a total payroll of $101 million annually. The probable net fiscal impact for the State of Rhode Island is $119 million in additional annual revenues.


Market Analysis for a West Warwick Resort Casino

Economic Research Series No. 50
May 2004
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, Nina Galipeau, and Andrea Davis
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Senate

Project Description: An analysis of the New England gaming market with estimates of the potential demand for a West Warwick Resort Casino. The analysis estimates that a resort casino would attract 3.7 to 4.8 million visitors annually and generate $510 million in gross gaming revenues annually. It is estimated that a resort casino in West Warwick would capture approximately 62% of the current visits by Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.


Gaming Behavior Survey: Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Survey Research Series No. 32
May 2004
Authors: David R. Borges, Nina Galipeau, and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Rhode Island State Senate

Project Description: A random sample survey of 1,188 Rhode Island residents and 1,250 Massachusetts residents designed to measure gambling behavior, including types of games, frequency of attendance at various venues, expenditures on gaming and non-gaming items, and the likelihood that such patrons would visit a West Warwick Resort Casino.


New England Casino Gaming: A Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun 2004 Update

Economic Research Series No. 48
January 2004
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Center for Policy Analysis

Project Description: The Center for Policy Analysis has updated its New England patron origin and fiscal impact analysis for Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino for the calendar year 2003. The update applies patron origin ratios from the Center's 1999 study to calendar year 2003 financial data. It is estimated that Massachusetts residents spent approximately $829,000,000 at Connecticut's two casinos in Calendar Year 2003 compared to $620,000,000 in CY 1998. Rhode Island residents spent approximately $301,000,000 at Connecticut's two casinos in Calendar Year 2003 compared to $226,000,000 in CY 1998.

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