Reporter

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

The nearly unbelievable beauty of Lake Louise

By , Globe staff

We’re here because my wife, Jennifer, and I are on a lifelong quest to hike the best trails in all the national parks. While most of our exquisite collection is from US parks, occasionally it’s good to branch out internationally — and Banff National Park might be the best reason we’ve found so far.

Visits to Mass. prisoners fall sharply under new rules

By , Globe Staff

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?