The Massachusetts Gaming said recently that they will reconsider southeastern Massachusetts casino talk once new incoming chairman Cathy Judy Stein starts work next month.
“We had previously talked about bringing this back up in front of the commission in January, which we are but the interim factor change in circumstance is the appointment of a new Chairman” said Commission executive director. “And it seems appropriate that we wait until the new chair is in place so that new commission in total can address this.
“Some of the most difficult, awkward and complicated conversation we have had as an administration internally have been one that involved this person behind me.” Baker said of the Judd Stein. “I think she is the exactly right kind of person whenever she would get appointed to this role and I think she will be the kind of person who will let the facts take her wherever they go.”
In 2016, the commission dashed any hopes mass Gaming & Entertainment had of operating a resort style casino in Brockton, saying their original proposal lacked the quality sought by the commission. However, the company petitioned the commission last year to reconsider its previous denial of a casino in Brockton without reopening a broad application process for the region’s casino license.