The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an independent organization aimed at advocating for problem gamblers and their families while remaining neutral about the gambling activities, has announced Stephen Crosby in their board of directors.
In a statement earlier this week, Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG said “We are very excited to welcome Steve to the Board. He has a vast experience in responsible gambling and will be a great asset to our organization.”
Prior to this, for six years starting 2012, Mr. Crosby was the Founding Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. He is credited with taking destination resort casino industry to new heights and has made significant contributions to the commission’s innovation programs mainly related to social and economic impacts of casinos and researching responsible gaming strategies.
Crosby is also accredited for his efforts to modernize and standardize gaming regulations during his association with International Center for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
With over fifty years of experience in entrepreneurship and policy-making, Crosby has worked with various organizations. He was also Founding Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Secretary of Administration and Finance to Governor Paul Cellucci and Acting Governor Jane M. Swift from 2000 to 2002.
At present, he is in the board of Center for Applied Special Technologies (CAST) and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.