Why were casinos opened before arcades in Mass.?


We wonder if the fact that so much revenue from casinos goes to the state might have been a factor in the initial decision?

(From Reason)

That… raises the question of why those neighboring states saw fit to let arcades operate when Baker thought it was too risky, even with precautions like the ones he mentioned. What sort of “science” informed Baker’s conclusion that video games played for fun were inherently more dangerous as disease vectors than video games played for the chance to win money?

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