Crosby: Gaming Commission’s Bills Reflect Cost Of Doing Business

February 24, 2014 11:04 PM
Crosby: Gaming Commission’s Bills Reflect Cost Of Doing Business
" BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts Gambling Commission is still deciding which companies will get the state’s slot parlor and casino licenses.

But in the commission’s first 20 months of existence, its workers have spent $85,000 on airfare.

A cool $61,000 was spent on hotels and $37,000 on meals.

Commissioner Steve Crosby says most of that money was justified but he did offer a mea culpa of sorts.

“We need to be more careful. We are in the public eye and appropriately so,” he said.

The lavish spending is detailed in filings from the commission, as first reported by the Boston Business Journal "

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