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Stephen Crosby speaks as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, looks on during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, Dec. 13, 2011. Patrick on Tuesday appointed Crosby as chair of a state gambling commission that will oversee the state’s new casino law. (AP)
Stephen Crosby speaks as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, looks on during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, Dec. 13, 2011. Patrick on Tuesday appointed Crosby as chair of a state gambling commission that will oversee the state’s new casino law. (AP)

For years the state of Massachusetts debated whether or not to allow casino gambling. The debate seemed to go on and on until finally, earlier this year, the legislature passed a gambling bill and the governor signed it.

But now the debate continues anew. And this week it got a whole lot louder.

The issue isn't whether the state will have casino gambling, but where.

Steve Crosby is the recently appointed the head of the state's new gaming commission, and as such, he will be regulating what's likely to become a multi-billion dollar industry. Among other things, Crosby will have a lot to say about who gets the lucrative licenses to develop the casinos.

He joins us in the studio to discuss these issues facing the state gaming commission.

Guest:

  • Steve Crosby, chairman, Massachusetts state Gaming Commission

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This segment aired on December 29, 2011.

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