Executive Director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has revealed his plans to step down from his position. Associated Press reports the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s executive director Ed Bedrosian, will be vacating his office by next week.
Bedrosian has been serving the Gaming Commission as an executive director since 2015. However, according to the report, he will be stepping down next week and would join the law firm where he was working before he joined the Gaming Commission.
In an interview, Bedrosian said: “I came into this position with the goal of getting the commission up and running and opening casinos. I feel I have accomplished that, and it’s time to move on.”
“It’s an exciting time for new technologies and new opportunities in the gaming world as sports betting takes hold in different states.”
According to The Boston Globe, the Gaming Commission’s executive director will be partnering with the law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and will work on sports betting issues.
Commenting on Bedrosian’s contributions, Gaming Commission chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein said he “was instrumental in guiding complex regulatory preparations to ensure the successful opening of both MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor.”
While a new name to replace Bedrosian is not yet confirmed, the GamING Commission has said that it would meet next week on Jan 9 to start looking for a new executive director.
However, in the absence of Bedrosian, the commission’s deputy director Karen Wells will serve as interim director.