Patrick Names Steve Crosby Head Of State Gambling Commission

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has named Stephen Crosby, a former state official in Republican administrations, to chair a powerful commission that will oversee the state’s new casino gambling law.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jim Smith reports

Crosby served as Secretary of Administration and Finance under Gov. Paul Cellucci and as chief of staff to acting Gov. Jane Swift.

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller Is At Large

Patrick, a Democrat, said Tuesday that Crosby possesses the “integrity and strong management skills” needed to lead the panel.

It will have sweeping powers to decide which companies will win three coveted casino licenses and a single slots parlor license authorized by the new law.

Crosby said he’s committed to making the process as open as possible.

He said he doesn’t own stock in any casino firm and typically limits his gambling to the occasional scratch ticket.

Four other members still must be picked.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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  1. FireGuyFrank says:

    Anyone wanna bet who it will be?

    1. Toronaga-sama says:

      His ‘Mother’…..

      During a radio interview before the bill signing, Patrick said he used to take his mother to gamble at Foxwoods.

      http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/casino_gambling_bill_signed_by.html

      gramps

  2. emom says:

    And I wonder how much kick backs all that are invovled will recieve. Not to mention the salary the new commision will then recieve. Can you say at least 3 figures, and do just as a poor job as the rest of the house.

  3. mikey says:

    No politics here.

  4. Joe Kane says:

    What were the criteria for selecting this gentleman? For those of us not involved in politics, the mere mention of his name does not conjur up a copy of his resume and characteristics. Shouldn’t the news reporter attempted to fill in some of the blanks?

  5. bp says:

    I wonder who he’s related to?

    1. gramps says:

      Deval couldn’t find a ‘leftie’ he could trust?

      Sad but ‘true’!

      gramps

  6. emom says:

    And he’s getting a 3 figure salary,, Just as I said.. Agree what are his qualifications.. Has he worked a game room, casino, what kind of business has he done, and don’t tell me back ally. Something sounds FISHY, another friend of a friend doing him a favor and just wait money will be missing at some point,, just wait.

  7. tsal says:

    First we want to see politicians reach across the aisle, then when they do we find fault. How can anyone decide if he’s qualified without knowing credentials/history/resume. It’s easy to find on line. I’d rather do my own research than let the media do it for me.

  8. emom says:

    You know I wonder, what does it take to get a job with the state, NO REALLY.. What does one have to do to get a job that pays better than 50k a year, has perks like a meal allowance, travel allowance, 2 months of vacations, great health insurance, bonuses and a variety of other perks.
    I mean it , one has to wonder with all the problems our government has, what are the qualifications. We have seen many seem to be very successful but to only be like a shaman,,, FAKE and lying . taking advantage and using and abusing the public and their tax funds.
    We see these folks appointed to a position and later transferred because they did something terrible, So what does it take to get a job with the state. Because I am about ready to apply,
    I could do just about as good as any of those that claim they can do it, probably far better , Maybe a regular everyday folk like me could give it a try and well try and FIX something, Oh and not with tools, we have far to many TOOLS in the shed that cant do a thing let alone get the job done.

  9. dave says:

    THERE WILL BE SO MUCH FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN THIS IT WILL MAKE THE BIG DIG LOOK LIKE A POT HOLE!!!!!! THERE SHOULD BE A NEW LAW THAT NO POLITICIAN OR EVEN GOV.RELEATED WORKER CAN GET INVOLVED IN THIS WHOLE CASINO THING!!!! NOT JUST THE 6 MONTH WAITING LAW THEY PASSED TO BENEFIT THEMSELVES!!!! THEY ARE SO GREEDY AND DISGUSTING ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK AND WANT TO THROW UP TO FEEL BETTER IS READ THE MOST RECENT OR ANY POLTICS NEWS SECTION!!!!! THERE IS ONE DOWNFALL THOUGH, YOU WILL CLEAR YOUR STOMACH OUT BUT YOU WILL ALSO GET MENTALY SICK [depressed,anxiety,hostility,anger,etc,etc]

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