Mark Arsenault

Mark Arsenault covers casino development and gambling issues for The Boston Globe. He joined the newspaper in 2010 in the Washington, D.C., bureau, where he covered national politics and the U.S. Congress. He has worked at newspapers in New England since 1989, including 10 years at The Providence Journal.

Latest stories

Visits to Mass. prisoners fall sharply under new rules

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Advocates for prisoners say the decline is a worrying sign for inmates, their families, and the communities to which most prisoners will eventually return.

Encore Boston Harbor casino opens its doors

By and , Globe Staff

Greater Boston entered the casino era Sunday with bursts of fireworks and a crush of patrons trading hundred-dollar bills for chips at the roulette wheel, eyeing their cards at the Texas hold ’em poker table, and pushing cash into whirring, glowing slot machines.

Reporter’s notebook

At the new casino, ‘I don’t feel like we’re in Everett right now’

By , Globe Staff

Where is this place that feels nothing like Greater Boston, and more like the sovereign territory of the Las Vegas Strip?

John Henry, owner of Red Sox and the Globe, considered buying Everett casino

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Henry, who was backed by a group of potential investors, quietly investigated buying the Encore Boston Harbor hotel and casino in early 2018 and again last month.