Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 3:18 pm
An anti-casino group wants a Massachusetts gaming commissioner to recuse himself from voting on a casino project in Springfield.
The chairman of Springfield’s anti-casino group, Citizens Against Casino Gaming says state gaming commissioner Bruce Stebbins should not vote on whether MGM can proceed with an $800 million casino project in downtown Springfield. Michael Kogut said Stebbins’ previous position with the city makes it impossible for him to be impartial
"You've got a commissioner who was a former economic development director who I do not believe can be objective when it comes to economic development in the city of Springfield and MGM Resorts International."
The gaming commission in a statement said Commissioner Stebbins has complete confidence in his ability to conduct himself impartially.