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The trial of a Massachusetts woman accused of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been delayed for three months. Michelle Carter had been slated to go on trial in March in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III. Comment?
BOSTON >> An estimated 88,000 adults in Massachusetts are problem gamblers, and another 390,000 are deemed "at-risk" gamblers and may bet more than they'd planned or borrow money to gamble, according to study findings presented Wednesday. Research required under the 2011 law that legalized casino gambling in Massachusetts found that 1.7 percent of that state's adult population were considered problem gamblers and 7.5 percent were at-risk gamblers, said Rachel Volberg, the study's principal investigator. Comment?
In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Michelle Carter listens to defense attorney Joseph P. Cataldo argue for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford. Carter, a teenager from Plainville, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. Comment?
An automated dealer asks for players to take a seat at a black jack video slot machine on the floor of the Plainridge Park Casino, in Plainville. Massachusetts is set to launch this week a first-in-the-nation system allowing slot players to limit their bets, following months of planning and some pushback from the gambling industry. Comment?
BOSTON >> Thoroughbred horse racing is poised to return to the Brockton Fairgrounds this summer, after Massachusetts regulators rejected a bid to build a casino on the property. Owner George Carney says the demise of a $677 million resort casino plan by Chicago's Rush Street Gaming hasn't stopped him from moving ahead with improvements to the fairground's track, which hasn't hosted a horse race since 2001. Comment?
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