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Coakley May Appoint Someone From Out-Of-State To Gaming Board

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Attorney General Martha Coakley says she may well appoint someone from out-of-state to Massachusetts' new Gaming Commission.

The attorney general gets to appoint one person to the new commission that’s being set up to govern the nascent casino gambling industry. Coakley says her job is to pick someone with experience in law enforcement and criminal investigations.

"As you might imagine, we don’t have anybody in Massachusetts with gaming experience," she said.

So Coakley says her search is open to candidates from casino gambling states such as Nevada and New Jersey. She expects to make the appointment soon.

Coakley also has a say in two other members of the five-person commission. Gov. Deval Patrick has already appointed the commission chair: Stephen Crosby, who is a Massachusetts resident.

This article was originally published on January 18, 2012.

This program aired on January 18, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Curt Nickisch Business & Technology Reporter
Curt Nickisch was formerly WBUR's business and technology reporter.



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