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Ray Poirier

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Ray Poirier has been a resident of Las Vegas, and a member of the GamingToday staff, for the past 20 years. He was invited by longtime friend and GT founder, Chuck Di Rocco, to leave beautiful New Hampshire to become part of the GamingToday team.

Like Chuck, Ray has had two primary careers: newspapers and horse racing. After a dozen years as a reporter and editor at the Lawrence, Mass., Eagle-Tribune, he left to become publicity director, and later general manager, of Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. The track was ravaged by fire on July 29, 1980.

He later held executive positions with Ogden Corp. at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., and Fairmont Park in Collinsville, Illinois.

Ray and his wife, Shirley, have five children and 10 grandchildren.

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Mass. lottery to compete with casinos, racino

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Within the next few years, Massachusetts will have two casinos and a racino offering gambling opportunities that will be competing with the state lottery for the gambling dollar. That disturbs the new state treasurer, Deborah Goldberg.

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Miss. lawmakers see benefits of gaming expansion

Miss. lawmakers see benefits of gaming expansion

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Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association, made a presentation to lawmakers in which he pointed to the “cold hard facts” that 71% of the state’s tourists last year visited the state’s casinos.

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