Stephen Crosby http://wamc.org en Impartialty Of Gaming Commissioners Questioned http://wamc.org/post/impartialty-gaming-commissioners-questioned <p>Ethics questions swirl around the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as the panel inches closer to issuing casino licenses.&nbsp; The head gaming industry regulator is now a defendant in a lawsuit by a major casino company</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Caesars Entertainment filed a federal court lawsuit this week accusing Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby of discrimination against the company so as to boost a rival casino development where a former business associate of the chairman stands to profit.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:08:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79837 at http://wamc.org Impartialty Of Gaming Commissioners Questioned I-91 upgrade seen affecting western Mass. casino http://wamc.org/post/i-91-upgrade-seen-affecting-western-mass-casino <p>A planned overhaul of an elevated section of Interstate 91 in Springfield Massachusetts is raising questions about access to two proposed downtown casinos.</p><p>MGM is planning an estimated $800 million downtown casino that would front the highway. Penn National Gaming, which is planning an $807 million casino, estimates that 40 percent of its traffic would come from the elevated section of I- 91.</p><p>The Republican reports that Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said traffic plans will be a major factor when awarding licenses.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:51:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61136 at http://wamc.org I-91 upgrade seen affecting western Mass. casino