UPDATED: Deval Patrick Signs Casino Bill

UPDATED: Deval Patrick Signs Casino Bill. As Massachusetts finally shakes off one of the (many) remaining vestiges of its Puritanical past, Vegas organizations are salivating, local tribes are scrambling, and the Catholic Church is sadly shaking its head at the degeneration of society. [Boston Globe]

This piece was updated 1 p.m. Nov 22. Catch up here on the issue with all of Boston’s recent coverage of the Massachusetts casino bill:

The Big Gamble, by Jason Schwartz
The Mashpee Wampanoag and their leader Cedric Cromwell are in a race against time to open a casino in Massachusetts. But the question isn’t just whether the Mashpees will beat the clock. It’s whether the tribe will survive the ordeal.
December 2011

Cashed Out, by Colin Kingsbury
If allowing suckers to drop the nest egg on slot machines is how Massachusetts is going to solve its revenue problems, let’s at least have a little fun on the way to social ruin.
November 2011

Massachusetts Has a Gambling Problem, by Jason Schwartz
The speaker wants slots, the governor casinos. Why they’ll both win—and you’ll lose.
September 2009

The Smart Money on Casinos, by Jason Schwartz
After a faltering start, the big players in the state’s gambling debate are primed for front-page battles this year. What plugged-in observers will be watching for as the high-stakes fight heats up.
January 2008

From the Blogs
The Casino Bill and the Mashpee Wampanoags, by Jason Schwartz
November 22, 2011

Massachusetts Casinos: Crapped Out, by Colin Kingsbury
November 15, 2011

Massachusetts Legislators Hate Happy Hour and Fun, by Patrick Doyle
November 15, 2011

Re: Massachusetts Happy Hour. Hey Everybody, Chill Out, by Jason Schwartz
October 19, 2011

Bring Happy Hour Back to Massachusetts
, by Patrick Doyle
October 18, 2011

Casino? Casino!, by George Thrush
October 14, 2011

Ten Reasons I Voted Against the Massachusetts Casino Bill, by Denise Provost
September 27, 2011

Silliness Buried In the Casino Bill, by Steve Poftak
September 13, 2011

Talk About Horsing Around on Casinos, by Jason Schwartz
August 24, 2011

Governor Patrick, Don’t Roll Out the Slot Parlors Just Yet
, by Jason Schwartz
July 29, 2011