Stephen Crosby http://wamc.org en Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Says He Will Not Step Down http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-gaming-commission-chairman-says-he-will-not-step-down <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is on track to make a decision on June 13<sup>th</sup> to award the lone resort casino license in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; The commission chairman says he will be part of the decision- making process.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Chairman Stephen Crosby presided over the commission’s public hearing in Springfield Wednesday, the first public meeting for the gaming regulators since Crosby removed himself last week from any further role in the casino licensing process in the greater Boston area.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 90510 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Says He Will Not Step Down Impartiality Questioned Of Some Players In Massachusetts Casino Scene http://wamc.org/post/impartiality-questioned-some-players-massachusetts-casino-scene <p>Questions about ethics and possible conflicts of interest are clouding the effort to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts.&nbsp; There are calls for the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to step down, and questions about the impartiality of a justice who will help decide if voters get a say on the fate of casinos.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 90241 at http://wamc.org Impartiality Questioned Of Some Players In Massachusetts Casino Scene 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