Walczak calls on gaming commission to reject Suffolk Downs application unless Vornado agrees to background check or divests from Suffolk Downs

Bill Walczak, candidate for mayor of Boston, today called on the Gaming Commission to reject Suffolk Downs’ casino gaming license application unless Vornado Realty Trust LLC, current owner of nearly 20% of Suffolk Downs, submits to the background check required for all applicants or divests itself of its Suffolk Downs holdings. Continue reading

Gaming commission discusses impact of casinos with Chinatown residents

The impact of casinos was discussed at a community forum. (From left to right) Asian American Community Association Director Chau-Ming Lee, South Cove Manor Nursing Home President Emeritus Helen Chin Schlichte, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby and Victor Ortiz, Intervention and Treatment Support Director for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby spoke with community members about the new casino industry and its positive and negative impact at the Asian American Civic Association on Oct. 18.

“Casino gambling is controversial, but the law has been passed. We need to do it well, and we need to do it right to make sure that it is a participatory, transparent and fair process,” Crosby said. Continue reading